seal off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v seal off impose a blockade on
    • v seal off make tight; secure against leakage "seal the windows"
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Quotations

  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “They know mccain is going to be the loser. They sealed the deal with Palin. I would like them all to fuck off.”

Usage

In literature:

All ships carry it for temporary repairs, because it will seal off anything.
"A Matter of Importance" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Dig out its roots, wash off the earth, and you will see the mark of King Solomon's Seal that gives its name to the plant.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
He would have snapped 'em short off in a minute, like sticks of sealing-wax.
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
The pain was sealed off, but he sensed the lower cavities of his body filling up with blood.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
He dashed off a hasty note, sealed it in an envelope, and gave it to the room-boy to deliver.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Those places would be sealed off now.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Ezekiel had just come in from Lookout Head, where the watchers had caught sight of the seals, swarming far off in the shadows.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
This releases the seal and the cover may be lifted off.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Accordingly we sealed up all our mails and hurried them off, having previously hoisted the signal to ask if they could be received.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
So I appointed the dove a seal, and he did very well indeed when I had pulled off his legs (a little inverted v).
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 26, February 1893" by Various
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In poetry:

Disperse the clouds that damp my soul
And make my heart unfit for thee:
Cast me not off, but seal me now
Thine own peculiar property.
"Refining Fuller, Make Me Clean" by Augustus Montague Toplady
To him the wandering stars revealed
The secrets in their cradle sealed
The far-off, frozen sphere that swings
Through ether, zoned with lucid rings;
"Benjamin Peirce" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
I cannot run, I am rooted, and the gorse hurts me
With its yellow purses, its spiky armory.
I could not run without having to run forever.
The white hive is snug as a virgin,
Sealing off her brood cells, her honey, and quietly humming.
"The Bee Meeting" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says US and Russia researchers will begin the largest-ever survey of ice seals in the Bering Sea off Alaska's west coast.
A newer, less-invasive technique that uses a laser to seal off bulging and uncomfortable varicose veins appears to work about as well as the standard surgery to remove the damaged vessels, a new study shows.
MMG rapper Wale has allegedly confronted "Hip Hop POV" host, Amanda Seales, over some remarks she made about him on her Twitter, and according to Ms Seales, who was previously known as "Amanda Diva," Wale went off on her.
Rory McIlroy tees off at the Singapore Open today requiring a top-three finish to seal the European money list.
The game was sealed when both Brooklyn 's Gerald Wallace and Deron Williams missed three-pointers just before the buzzer went off.
The judge pointed out there are still many landfills that have not been sealed off, or " capped ," in New Jersey.
Have you loaded up on duct tape and plan to seal off your windows.
Project looks to restore Port Susan wetland 50 years after it was sealed off.
As winter approaches, the ends of tree branches seal off near the leaf stem to protect the tree during colder months.
The Lydiard Legend Marathon has all the elements: ups, downs, flats, sealed road, off road and beautiful scenery.
Japan seals off no-go zone around nuclear plant.
Dan recommends sealers and paints by Kilz, which have a track record of sealing off odors and preventing mold.
Features include bi-level drainage, with feet to eliminate seal-off and an extra reinforced rim for added strength.
Police sealed off the Capitol on Friday after receiving reports of gunfire in a House office building across the street.
Since none of the four candidates obtained 51 percent of the votes, a run-off election in August between Curnutt and Seale will be held.
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In science:

Zd . 5.2. A graph transformation to seal off big traps.
Biased random walk in positive random conductances on $\mathbb{Z}^d$
Given a certain configuration ω , we construct a graph ωK in which traps are sealed off and such that the random walk induced outside of large traps by the random walk in ω has the same law as the random walk in ωK .
Biased random walk in positive random conductances on $\mathbb{Z}^d$
Initial commissioning of the system had problems rotating the seal at the full velocity, the drive motor would keep tripping off.
Prototyping of the ILC Baseline Positron Target
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