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Seel

seel
1. (Science: veterinary) To close the eyes of (a hawk or other bird) by drawing through the lids threads which were fastened over the head. Fools climbs to fall: fond hopes, like seeled doves for want of better light, mount till they end their flight with falling. (J. Reading)
2. Hence, to shut or close, as the eyes; to blind. Come, seeling night, scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day. (Shak) Gold death, with a violent fate, his sable eyes did seel. (Chapman)
See:led; Seeling F.siller, ciller, fr. Cil an eyelash, L. Cilium.


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