sealing

Definitions

  • Seale
    Seale
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sealing the act of treating something to make it repel water
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Two polar bears with a seal they have caught Two polar bears with a seal they have caught
Note the makers’ marks or seals on the wineglass fragments. Only a few English wineglasses bearing 17th-century makers’ seals have been found in America Note the makers’ marks or seals on the wineglass fragments. Only a few English wineglasses bearing 17th-century...
An assortment of glass bottle seals in the Jamestown collection. Some of the wealthy planters had their initials (or other ornamental device) stamped on the shoulders of the wine bottles which they ordered from England An assortment of glass bottle seals in the Jamestown collection. Some of the wealthy planters had their initials (or...
Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it...
Young fur seals Young fur seals
Elephant-seal Elephant-seal
E-TUK-I-SHOOK WAITING FOR A SEAL AT A BLOW-HOLE E-TUK-I-SHOOK WAITING FOR A SEAL AT A BLOW-HOLE
SEAL ROCKS, FROM THE CLIFF HOUSE, NEAR SAN FRANCISCO SEAL ROCKS, FROM THE CLIFF HOUSE, NEAR SAN FRANCISCO

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: No SEAL has ever surrendered and no wounded or dead SEAL has ever been left on the field during battle.
    • n sealing The operation of catching seals, curing their skins, and obtaining the oil.
    • n sealing The act of impressing with a seal; confirmation by a seal.
    • n sealing In the Mormon church, the rite of marriage ‘for eternity’ as opposed to marriage ‘for time.’ Such marriage is binding not only in life, but forever, and may be entered into by a man already married ‘for time,’ and vicariously after his death.
    • n sealing An impression in clay used to seal vases and other receptacles, examples of which are frequently found in archæological excavations. Very interesting ones have been discovered at Cnosus in Crete.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Navy SEALs were formed in 1962.
    • Sealing confirmation by a seal
    • Sealing the act of catching seals
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Quotations

  • George Sand
    George%20Sand
    “I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.”
  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “We have progressively improved into a less spiritual species of tenderness -- but the seal is not yet fixed though the wax is preparing for the impression.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity. [Job 14:17]”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. [New Testament]”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Simplicity is the seal of truth.”
  • Herman Boerhaave
    Herman Boerhaave
    “The great seal of truth is simplicity.”

Idioms

Signed, sealed and delivered - If something's signed, sealed and delivered, it has been done correctly, following all the necessary procedures.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. seolh; Ice. selr, Sw. själ.

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Verner folded it up with his own hands, and sealed it.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Closing the seal fisheries means that no seals will be caught for a certain period.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 34, July 1, 1897" by Various
He was dressed in seal-skin, and was bobbing up and down in his mother's seal-skin boots.
"Connor Magan's Luck and Other Stories" by M. T. W.
I believe he has already killed ever so many seals.
"An Eye for an Eye" by Anthony Trollope
These north Atlantic seals, having no fine fur like the Pacific seals, are chiefly valuable for their fat.
"The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
But these being condemned by the Apostles, and their immediate disciples, put the Churches in no danger during the opening of the first four seals.
"Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John" by Isaac Newton
Freed from the net, suspended by its sealed claws, the gorp swung back and forth from a standard set up before the high seat.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
Place the corks in the bottles and when cool dip in melted sealing wax.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
Flexible morocco, seal or calf, $3.00.
"The Olden Time Series, Vol. 3: New-England Sunday" by Henry M. Brooks
Flexible morocco, seal or calf, $3.00.
"The Olden Time Series, Vol. 1: Curiosities of the Old Lottery" by Henry M. Brooks
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In poetry:

"Son! Son! 'tis but the banshee's voice."
My grief! I knew
Cold Death had sealed the kissing lips,
And eyes of blue.
"Haunted" by Anna Johnston MacManus
For you the seal, for me the bag,
Or you the bag and me
The seal; we'll swap 'em as we wag,
'Twix guile and tweedledee.
"Hiland-Buckingham" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
"Gracious Heaven! let one atone,
Seal my aching eyes in night;
Save my little unborn one,
Let my orphan see the light."
"The Mermaid" by William Crafts
How long the race of David held
The promised Jewish throne!
But there's a nobler cov'nant sealed
To David's greater Son.
"Psalm 89 part 1" by Isaac Watts
When the Judgment is reveal'd,
And that open'd which was seal'd;
When to Thee I have appeal'd,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!
"His Litany, To The Holy Spirit" by Robert Herrick
His promise stands for ever firm,
His grace shall ne'er depart;
He binds my name upon his arm,
And seals it on his heart.
"Hymn 162" by Isaac Watts

In news:

It's been at least a week since Diablo 3 player "Weavols" successfully auctioned off an item called "Sealed Links" for $99 US Dollars, and he's yet to see a single penny from Blizzard.
'Act of Valor' an awed ode to Navy SEALs.
Failed onside kick seals Texas' fate as West Virginia wins thrilling back-and-forth battle in Austin.
Stamped with the KKK's seal of approval.
Operating at speeds up to 25 cpm, the bagger offers vacuum and gas flush options at the sealing station.
Mark Ballas ' DWTS blog: Sealed with a KISS.
It's no substitute for stitches, but it's excellent for sealing small nicks and cuts.
According to TMZ, Seal was spotted getting kissy kissy with the bikini babe after a quick workout session.
Seal Takes Heat for Serenading Chechen Strongman.
It can be sealed to washdown or non-washdown specifications.
Missouri conservation officials are issuing special seals to landowners to help manage chronic wasting disease in the state's deer herd during hunting season.
Kirsten Osgood, an ovarian cancer patient from Apple Valley, cuddles a robot named Paro that looks like a seal.
"We watched the seal, and it was trying to head upstream, ".
The program also offers axle seals that meet Society of Automotive Engineers J110 hot, cold and slurry tests for extended seal life.
Vacation rental owner sues Seal Beach over law beach, city, beck , vacation, one, rentals, seal, court, rental, owners.
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In science:

In this sense, the notion of “self-sealed computational independence” in accordance with Definition B.1 (which is defined specific to NMJPOK for proving the joint knowledge of b and y w.r.t. a single DH-challenge X ) can be viewed as a special and weaker case of strong non-malleable independence defined here.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
La señal de refuerzo puede ser inmediata o retardada; los refuerzos inmediatos representan una crítica para cada acción justo después de realizarla, por lo que la información aportada por el refuerzo en este caso es local a cada acción.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
The seed is suspended in the upper region of the cylinder, which is then sealed. A temperature gradient is achieved by heating of the cylinder bottom on a hotplate (Fig. ??a).
Crystals for neutron scattering studies of quantum magnetism
Thus, the sample mount used in neutron scattering experiments is sealed in an aluminium can with a small amount of deuterated solvent.
Crystals for neutron scattering studies of quantum magnetism
Improved sensitivity for temperature variations are expected for the definitive photometer model, with the use of Cassegrain telescope with rough primary surface and with temperature controlled electronics and sensors in a sealed case.
Terahertz photometer to observe solar flares in continuum
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