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seal 1

 (sēl)
n.
1.
a. A device or material that is used to close off or fasten an opening or connection, especially to prevent the escape of a liquid or gas: used caulk as a seal around the window.
b. An airtight closure: a door that lacks a tight seal.
c. Something, such as a piece of tape, that is placed on a product or package to show that the contents have not been tampered with.
d. The water in the trap of a drain that prevents sewer gas from escaping into a room.
2.
a. A design used to identify a person or thing or to show that something is authentic, accurate, or of good quality: The title page is marked with the publisher's seal. Does the scale have the inspector's seal?
b. A small decorative paper sticker.
3.
a. A die or signet having a raised or incised emblem used to stamp an impression on a receptive substance such as wax or lead.
b. The impression so made.
c. The design or emblem itself, belonging exclusively to the user: a monarch's seal.
d. A small disk or wafer of wax, lead, or paper bearing such an imprint and affixed to a document to prove authenticity or to secure it.
4. An indication or symbol regarded as guaranteeing or authenticating something: The choral director gave the program his seal of approval.
tr.v. sealed, seal·ing, seals
1.
a. To close or fasten with a seal: seal an envelope; seal a test tube.
b. To prevent (a liquid or gas) from escaping: Charring a piece of meat seals in the juices.
c. To cover, secure, or fill up (an opening): sealed the hole in the pipe with epoxy.
d. To apply a waterproof coating to: seal a blacktop driveway.
e. To secure or prevent passage into and out of (an area). Often used with off: The police sealed off the crime scene.
2. To affix a seal to (something) in order to prove authenticity, accuracy, or quality.
3. To establish or determine irrevocably: Our fate was sealed.
4. Mormon Church To make (a marriage, for example) eternally binding; solemnize forever.
Idioms:
(one's) lips are sealed
Used to indicate that one will not disclose a piece of information.
under seal
Having an impression or emblem attesting to a document's authenticity and reliability.

[Middle English, die or signet for stamping an impression, from Old French seel, from Vulgar Latin *sigellum, from Latin sigillum, diminutive of signum, sign, seal; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

seal′a·ble adj.

seal 2

 (sēl)
n.
1. Any of various aquatic carnivorous mammals of the families Phocidae and Otariidae, found chiefly in cold regions and having a sleek torpedo-shaped body and limbs that are modified into paddlelike flippers.
2. The pelt or fur of one of these animals, especially a fur seal.
3. Leather made from the hide of one of these animals.
intr.v. sealed, seal·ing, seals
To hunt seals.

[Middle English sele, from Old English seolh.]

seal

(siːl)
n
1. a device impressed on a piece of wax, moist clay, etc, fixed to a letter, document, etc, as a mark of authentication
2. a stamp, ring, etc, engraved with a device to form such an impression
3. a substance, esp wax, so placed over an envelope, document, etc, that it must be broken before the object can be opened or used
4. any substance or device used to close or fasten tightly
5. (Building) a material, such as putty or cement, that is used to close an opening to prevent the passage of air, water, etc
6. (Building) a small amount of water contained in the trap of a drain to prevent the passage of foul smells
7. an agent or device for keeping something hidden or secret
8. anything that gives a pledge or confirmation
9. a decorative stamp often sold in aid of charity
10. (Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church Also called: seal of confession the obligation never to reveal anything said by a penitent in confession
11. set one's seal on set one's seal to
a. to mark with one's sign or seal
b. to endorse
vb (tr)
12. to affix a seal to, as proof of authenticity
13. to stamp with or as if with a seal
14. to approve or authorize
15. (sometimes foll by up) to close or secure with or as if with a seal: to seal one's lips; seal up a letter.
16. (foll by off) to enclose (a place) with a fence, wall, etc
17. to decide irrevocably
18. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Mormon Church to make (a marriage or adoption) perpetually binding
19. (Cookery) to subject (the outside of meat, etc) to fierce heat so as to retain the juices during cooking
20. (Building) to close tightly so as to render airtight or watertight
21. (Building) to paint (a porous material) with a nonporous coating
22. (Civil Engineering) Austral and NZ to consolidate (a road surface) with bitumen, tar, etc
[C13 seel, from Old French, from Latin sigillum little figure, from signum a sign]
ˈsealable adj

seal

(siːl)
n
1. (Animals) any pinniped mammal of the families Otariidae (eared seals) and Phocidae (earless seals) that are aquatic but come on shore to breed. See eared seal, earless seal
2. (Animals) any earless seal (family Phocidae), esp the common or harbour seal or the grey seal (Halichoerus grypus)
3. (Textiles) sealskin
vb
(Hunting) (intr) to hunt for seals
[Old English seolh; related to Old Norse selr, Old High German selah, Old Irish selige tortoise]
ˈseal-ˌlike adj

SEAL

(siːl)
n
(Military) a member of the Sea Air and Land Teams, an elite special operations unit of the United States Navy

seal1

(sil)

n.
1. an embossed emblem, symbol, letter, etc., used as attestation or evidence of authenticity.
2. a stamp, medallion, ring, etc., engraved with such a device, for impressing paper, wax, lead, or the like.
3. the impression so obtained.
4. an authenticating mark or symbol, orig. wax with an impression, attached to a legal document.
5. a piece of wax or similar adhesive affixed to a document, envelope, door, etc., that must be broken when the object is opened.
6. anything that tightly or completely closes or secures a thing.
7. something that keeps a thing secret: Her vow was the seal that kept her silent.
8. a stamplike label, esp. as given to contributors to a charity: a Christmas seal.
9. a mark, sign, symbol, or the like, serving as visible evidence of something.
10. anything that serves as assurance, confirmation, or bond: She gave the plan her seal of approval.
11. Plumbing. a small amount of water held by a trap to exclude foul gases from a sewer or the like.
v.t.
12. to affix a seal to in authorization, testimony, etc.
13. to assure, confirm, or bind with or as if with a seal.
14. to impress a seal upon as evidence of legal or standard exactness, measure, quality, etc.
15. to close with a fastening that must be broken to gain access.
16. to fasten or close tightly by or as if by a seal.
17. to decide irrevocably: to seal someone's fate.
18. seal off,
a. to close hermetically.
b. to block all access to or from, with a police barricade.
[1175–1225; Middle English seel, seil(e), seale mark, token < Old French seel < Late Latin *sigellum, Latin sigillum]

seal2

(sil)

n., pl. seals, (esp. collectively for 1 ) seal, n.
1. any of numerous marine carnivores of the order Pinnipedia, including the eared seals of the family Otariidae and the earless seals of the family Phocidae.
2. the skin of such an animal.
3. leather made from this skin.
4. the fur of the fur seal; sealskin.
5. a dark gray-brown.
v.i.
6. to hunt, kill, or capture seals.
[before 900; Middle English sele, Old English seolh, c. Old High German selah, Old Norse selr]
seal′like`, adj.

seal

(sēl)
Any of various meat-eating sea mammals having a streamlined body, thick fur or hair, and limbs in the form of flippers. Seals are related to but smaller than walruses.

seal


Past participle: sealed
Gerund: sealing

Imperative
seal
seal
Present
I seal
you seal
he/she/it seals
we seal
you seal
they seal
Preterite
I sealed
you sealed
he/she/it sealed
we sealed
you sealed
they sealed
Present Continuous
I am sealing
you are sealing
he/she/it is sealing
we are sealing
you are sealing
they are sealing
Present Perfect
I have sealed
you have sealed
he/she/it has sealed
we have sealed
you have sealed
they have sealed
Past Continuous
I was sealing
you were sealing
he/she/it was sealing
we were sealing
you were sealing
they were sealing
Past Perfect
I had sealed
you had sealed
he/she/it had sealed
we had sealed
you had sealed
they had sealed
Future
I will seal
you will seal
he/she/it will seal
we will seal
you will seal
they will seal
Future Perfect
I will have sealed
you will have sealed
he/she/it will have sealed
we will have sealed
you will have sealed
they will have sealed
Future Continuous
I will be sealing
you will be sealing
he/she/it will be sealing
we will be sealing
you will be sealing
they will be sealing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sealing
you have been sealing
he/she/it has been sealing
we have been sealing
you have been sealing
they have been sealing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sealing
you will have been sealing
he/she/it will have been sealing
we will have been sealing
you will have been sealing
they will have been sealing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sealing
you had been sealing
he/she/it had been sealing
we had been sealing
you had been sealing
they had been sealing
Conditional
I would seal
you would seal
he/she/it would seal
we would seal
you would seal
they would seal
Past Conditional
I would have sealed
you would have sealed
he/she/it would have sealed
we would have sealed
you would have sealed
they would have sealed

seal

To seal the outside surface of meat by heating it quickly in an oven or pan so that color and juices are retained.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seal - fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warmseal - fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
lac - resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax
2.seal - a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
bulla - the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull
cachet - a seal on a letter
device - any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
great seal - the principal seal of a government, symbolizing authority or sovereignty
handstamp, rubber stamp - a stamp (usually made of rubber) for imprinting a mark or design by hand
signet - a seal (especially one used to mark documents officially)
3.seal - the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal; "a coat of seal"
fur, pelt - the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
4.seal - a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfareSEAL - a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare; "SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land"
Naval Special Warfare, NSW - the agency that provides units to conduct unconventional and counter-guerilla warfare
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
bluejacket, navy man, sailor boy, sailor - a serviceman in the navy
5.seal - a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it); "the warrant bore the sheriff's seal"
stamp, impression - a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving; "he put his stamp on the envelope"
6.seal - an indication of approved or superior status
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
7.seal - a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture
coating, coat - a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
undercoat, underseal - seal consisting of a coating of a tar or rubberlike material on the underside of a motor vehicle to retard corrosion
8.seal - fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure
break seal - a seal that must be broken when first used and cannot easily be resealed; "it was stored in a tube with a break seal"
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
gasket - seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint
piston ring - seal consisting of a split metal ring that seals the gap between a piston and the cylinder wall
washer - seal consisting of a flat disk placed to prevent leakage
9.seal - any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions
pinnatiped, pinniped, pinniped mammal - aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers
crabeater seal, crab-eating seal - silvery grey Antarctic seal subsisting on crustaceans
eared seal - pinniped mammal having external ear flaps and hind limbs used for locomotion on land; valued for its soft underfur
earless seal, hair seal, true seal - any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers
Verb1.seal - make tight; secure against leakage; "seal the windows"
close, shut - move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
seal - close with or as if with a seal; "She sealed the letter with hot wax"
reseal - seal again; "reseal the bottle after using the medicine"
waterproof - make watertight; "Waterproof the coat"
caulk, calk - seal with caulking; "caulk the window"
pack - seal with packing; "pack the faucet"
2.seal - close with or as if with a seal; "She sealed the letter with hot wax"
seal, seal off - make tight; secure against leakage; "seal the windows"
fill up, close - fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
unseal - break the seal of; "He unsealed the letter"
3.seal - decide irrevocably; "sealing dooms"
decide, make up one's mind, determine - reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
4.seal - affix a seal to; "seal the letter"
affix, stick on - attach to; "affix the seal here"
5.seal - cover with varnishseal - cover with varnish      
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
shellac, shellack - cover with shellac; "She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots"
6.seal - hunt seals
hunt, hunt down, track down, run - pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"

seal

1
verb
1. stick down, close, secure, shut, fasten He sealed the envelope and put on a stamp.
2. shut, close, seal up, make watertight, make airtight A woman picks them up and seals them in plastic bags.
3. cordon off, shut off, fence off, isolate, segregate, close off The soldiers were deployed to help police seal the border.
4. settle, close, clinch, conclude, wind up, consummate, sew up, finalize, shake hands on (informal) McLaren are close to sealing a deal with Renault.
noun
1. sealant, sealer, adhesive Wet the edges where the two crusts join, to form a seal.
3. badge, symbol, crest, emblem, mark, stamp, insignia, monogram The eagle almost didn't make it onto the seal of America.
seal something in keep in, save, retain, maintain, reserve, preserve The coffee is freeze-dried to seal in the flavour.
seal something off isolate, segregate, quarantine, board up, fence off, put out of bounds the anti-personnel door that sealed off the chamber
seal something up close up, fill, plug, stop, block, block up, stop up, bung up The paper was used for sealing up holes in walls and roofs.
set the seal on something confirm, establish, assure, stamp, ratify, validate, attest, authenticate Such a visit may set the seal on a new relationship between them.

seal

2 noun
Related words
adjectives phocine, otarid
young pup
collective nouns herd, pod
habitation sealery
Translations
إقْفالخاتِم شَمْعي على الطَّرْدخاتِم شَمْعي على الوثيقَهخَتْمفُقْمَة
foca
pečeťtuleňuzavřítzapečetitzpečetit
sælseglforseglelukke lufttætplombe
hyljesinetöidäsinettisulkeatiivistää
pečattuljanzapečatiti
fókapecsét
selurgera út um, ákvarîainnsiglainnsigliloka vel
アザラシ封をする封印
도장바다표범봉인하다
phocasigillum
ruonis
aizzīmogotapzīmogothermētiski noslēgtizlemtizolācija
focaseloselo de segurançavedaçãovedar
focă
izolačná vrstvapečaťspečatiťtuleňz tulenej kože
tjulenjzapečatitizapretizatesnitipečat
sälsigillförsegla
แมวน้ำตราประทับปิดผนึก
тюлень
con dấuđóng dấuhải cẩu

seal

1 [siːl]
A. N (Zool) → foca f
B. CPD seal cull, seal culling Nmatanza f (selectiva) de focas
C. VI to go sealingir a cazar focas

seal

2 [siːl]
A. N
1. (= official stamp) → sello m
the papal/presidential sealel sello papal/presidencial
they have given their seal of approval to the proposed reformshan dado el visto bueno a or han aprobado las reformas que se planean
it has the Royal Academy's seal of approvalcuenta con la aprobación or el visto bueno de la Real Academia
seal of qualitysello or marchamo m de calidad
this set the seal on their friendship/on her humiliationesto selló su amistad/remató su humillación
under my hand and seal (frm) → firmado y sellado por mí
2. [of envelope, parcel, exterior of bottle, jar] → precinto m; (inside lid of jar) → aro m de goma; (on fridge door) → cierre m de goma; (on door, window) → burlete m
the seal on the windows is not very goodestas ventanas no cierran bien
3. (Rel) the seal of the confessionalel secreto de confesión
B. VT
1. (= close) [+ envelope] → cerrar; [+ package, coffin] → precintar; [+ border] → cerrar
a sealed envelopeun sobre cerrado
see also lip A1
see also sign B1
2. (= stop up, make airtight) [+ container] → tapar or cerrar herméticamente; [+ surface] → sellar
the wood is sealed with several coats of varnishla madera se sella con varias capas de barniz
3. (= enclose)
to seal sth in sth seal the letter in a blank envelopemete la carta en un sobre en blanco y ciérralo
seal in airtight containersguárdelos en recipientes herméticos
4. (fig) (= confirm) [+ bargain, deal] → sellar; [+ victory] → decidir; [+ sb's fate] → decidir, determinar
that goal sealed the matchese gol decidió or determinó el resultado del partido
5. (Culin) [+ meat] → sofreír a fuego vivo (para que no pierda el jugo)
seal in VT + ADVconservar
this seals in the flavouresto conserva el sabor
seal off VT + ADV [+ building, room] → cerrar; [+ area, road] → acordonar
seal up VT + ADV [+ letter, parcel, building, tunnel] → precintar; [+ window, door] → condenar, precintar; [+ hole] → rellenar, tapar

seal

[ˈsiːl]
n
(= animal) → phoque m
(= stamp) → sceau m, cachet m
(on letter, package, envelope)cachet m
a wax seal → un cachet de cire
under seal [document] → cacheté(e)
(= official mark) (on document)cachet m
the presidential seal → le sceau présidentiel
seal of approval (fig)approbation f
to give sth one's seal of approval → donner son approbation à qch
to set the seal on sth, to put the seal on sth (= confirm sth) → sceller qch
a wonderful goal which puts the seal on a thrilling victory → un but magnifique qui scelle une victoire palpitante
(on container)joint m; (on door)joint m; (on fridge, freezer, washing machine)joint m
This type of cork forms a tight seal and keeps the wine fresh → Ce type de bouchon forme un joint étanche et permet au vin de se conserver.
vt
(= close) [+ envelope] → cacheter
[+ container] → fermer hermétiquement; [+ opening, crack] → reboucher
Small cracks can be sealed with glue → Les petites fissures peuvent être rebouchées à la colle.
(= close off) [+ area] → boucler; [+ border] → fermer; [+ room, crime scene] → sceller
(= put wax seal on) [+ document, package] → sceller; [+ envelope] → cacheter
[+ agreement] → sceller; [+ bargain] → sceller
They sealed their agreement with a handshake → Ils ont scellé leur accord par une poignée de main.
to seal sb's fate → sceller le sort de qn
This disaster sealed the fate of the expedition → Ce désastre scella le sort de l'expédition.
seal off
vt sep
(= close) [+ room, building] → sceller, condamner
(= forbid entry to) [+ area, region] → boucler
seal up
vt sep [+ window] → sceller; [+ holes, cracks] → rebouchersea lane nvoie f de navigation maritime

seal

:
seal ring
nSiegelring m
sealskin
nSeehundfell nt, → Seal m

seal

1
n (Zool) → Seehund m; (= sealskin)Seal m
vi to go sealingauf Seehundfang or -jagd gehen; to go on a sealing expeditionan einer Seehundjagd teilnehmen

seal

2
n
(= impression in wax etc)Siegel nt; (against unauthorized opening) → Versiegelung f; (of metal)Plombe f; (= die)Stempel m; (= ring)Siegelring m; (= decorative label)Aufkleber m; to be under sealversiegelt sein; under the seal of secrecyunter dem Siegel der Verschwiegenheit; the seal of the confessionaldas Beichtgeheimnis; seal of qualityGütesiegel nt; to put one’s or the seal of approval on somethingeiner Sache (dat)seine offizielle Zustimmung geben; to set one’s seal on something (lit, fig)unter etw (acc)sein Siegel setzen; this set the seal on their friendshipdas besiegelte ihre Freundschaft; as a seal of friendshipzum Zeichen der Freundschaft
(= airtight closure)Verschluss m; (= washer)Dichtung f
vtversiegeln; envelope, parcel alsozukleben; (with wax) → siegeln; borderdichtmachen; areaabriegeln; (= make air- or watertight) joint, containerabdichten; porous surfaceversiegeln; (fig: = settle, finalize) → besiegeln; sealed envelopeverschlossener Briefumschlag; sealed ordersversiegelte Order; sealed trainplombierter Zug; seal the meat before adding the stockPoren (durch rasches Anbraten) schließen und dann Fleischbrühe hinzufügen; my lips are sealedmeine Lippen sind versiegelt; this sealed his fatedadurch war sein Schicksal besiegelt; to seal victoryden Sieg besiegeln

seal

1 [siːl] n (Zool) → foca

seal

2 [siːl]
1. n (gen) → sigillo; (on parcel) → piombino; (of door, lid) → chiusura ermetica
to set one's seal to sth, to give the or one's seal of approval to sth → dare il proprio beneplacito a qc
to set the seal on (bargain) → concludere (friendship) → suggellare
2. vt
a. (put seal on, document) → sigillare; (close, envelope) → chiudere, incollare; (jar, tin) → chiudere ermeticamente (Culin) (meat) → rosolare
my lips are sealed (fig) → sarò una tomba
b. (decide, sb's fate) → segnare; (000, bargain) → concludere
seal off vt + adv (close up, building, room) → sigillare; (forbid entry to, area) → bloccare l'accesso a
seal up vt + adv (parcel) → sigillare; (jar, door) → chiudere ermeticamente

seal1

(siːl) noun
1. a piece of wax or other material bearing a design, attached to a document to show that it is genuine and legal.
2. a piece of wax etc used to seal a parcel etc.
3. (something that makes) a complete closure or covering. Paint and varnish act as protective seals for woodwork.
verb
1. to mark with a seal. The document was signed and sealed.
2. (negative unseal) to close completely. He licked and sealed the envelope; All the air is removed from a can of food before it is sealed.
3. to settle or decide. This mistake sealed his fate.
ˈsealing-wax noun
a type of wax for sealing letters etc.
seal of approval
official approval. Doctors have now given this new drug their seal of approval.
seal off
to prevent all approach to, or exit from, (an area). The police have sealed off the area where the murdered girl was found.
set one's seal to
to give one's authority or agreement to. He set his seal to the proposals for reforms.

seal2

(siːl) noun
any of several types of sea animal, some furry, living partly on land.
ˈsealskin noun, adjective
(of) the fur of the furry type of seal. sealskin boots; made of sealskin.

seal

خَتْم, فُقْمَة, يَخْتِمُ pečeť, tuleň, uzavřít forsegle, sæl, segl Seehund, Siegel, versiegeln σφραγίδα, σφραγίζω, φώκια foca, sellar, sello hylje, sinetöidä, sinetti phoque, sceau, sceller pečat, tuljan, zapečatiti foca, sigillare, sigillo アザラシ, 封をする, 封印 도장, 바다표범, 봉인하다 verzegelen, zeehond, zegel forsegle, segl, sel foka, opieczętować, pieczęć foca, lacrar, lacre, selo печать, скреплять печатью, тюлень försegla, säl, sigill แมวน้ำ, ตราประทับ, ปิดผนึก fok, mühür, mühürlemek con dấu, đóng dấu, hải cẩu 印章, 密封, 海豹

seal

n. sello;
v. cerrar herméticamente.

seal

vt (dent, etc.) sellar
References in classic literature ?
There was the garnet set which Aunt March wore when she came out, the pearls her father gave her on her wedding day, her lover's diamonds, the jet mourning rings and pins, the queer lockets, with portraits of dead friends and weeping willows made of hair inside, the baby bracelets her one little daughter had worn, Uncle March's big watch, with the red seal so many childish hands had played with, and in a box all by itself lay Aunt March's wedding ring, too small now for her fat finger, but put carefully away like the most precious jewel of them all.
She was shaken by it; she broke the seal and read it in this room.
Their patents of nobility are too common to be certain that they bear the seal of true honor.
Unbending the rigid folds of the parchment cover, I found it to be a commission, under the hand and seal of Governor Shirley, in favour of one Jonathan Pine, as Surveyor of His Majesty's Customs for the Port of Salem, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
The postbag, that evening--it came late--contained a letter for me, which, however, in the hand of my employer, I found to be composed but of a few words enclosing another, addressed to himself, with a seal still unbroken.
Human or animal, the mystical brow is as that great golden seal affixed by the German emperors to their decrees.
So each man in turn took an oath of which he did not understand a word, and then was presented with a handsome ornamented document with a big red seal and the shield of the United States upon it, and was told that he had become a citizen of the Republic and the equal of the President himself.
But, to that nature, the very unbounded trust reposed in him was bond and seal for the most scrupulous accuracy.
By dint of superhuman effort, and putting such a seal upon their lips as never mortals put before, the two girls succeeded in keeping their wonderful news to themselves; although it was obvious to all beholders that they were in an extraordinary and abnormal state of mind.
I felt assured that, if I failed in this attempt, my case would be a hopeless one--it would seal my fate as a slave for- ever.
There still remained an inch of candle: I now took out my letter; the seal was an initial F.
A seal or two, a pencil-case, a pair of sleeve-buttons, and a brooch of no great value, were all.