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Related to seel: seek, sail
tr.v. seeled, seel·ing, seels
To stitch closed the eyes of (a falcon).
1. (Falconry) to sew up the eyelids of (a hawk or falcon) so as to render it quiet and tame
2. obsolete to close up the eyes of, esp by blinding
[C15 silen, from Old French ciller, from Medieval Latin ciliāre, from Latin cilium an eyelid]
1. to sew shut (the eyes of a falcon) while training.
2. Archaic. to close (the eyes).
[1490–1500; < Middle French siller,ciller, derivative of cil eyelash < Latin cilium eyelid, eyelash; see cilia]
Past participle: seeled