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seel

 (sēl)
tr.v. seeled, seel·ing, seels
To stitch closed the eyes of (a falcon).

[Middle English silen, from Old French cillier, from Medieval Latin ciliāre, from Latin cilium, lower eyelid; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

seel

(siːl)
vb (tr)
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]
ˈseeling n

seel

(sil)

v.t.
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]

seel


Past participle: seeled
Gerund: seeling

Imperative
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Present
I seel
you seel
he/she/it seels
we seel
you seel
they seel
Preterite
I seeled
you seeled
he/she/it seeled
we seeled
you seeled
they seeled
Present Continuous
I am seeling
you are seeling
he/she/it is seeling
we are seeling
you are seeling
they are seeling
Present Perfect
I have seeled
you have seeled
he/she/it has seeled
we have seeled
you have seeled
they have seeled
Past Continuous
I was seeling
you were seeling
he/she/it was seeling
we were seeling
you were seeling
they were seeling
Past Perfect
I had seeled
you had seeled
he/she/it had seeled
we had seeled
you had seeled
they had seeled
Future
I will seel
you will seel
he/she/it will seel
we will seel
you will seel
they will seel
Future Perfect
I will have seeled
you will have seeled
he/she/it will have seeled
we will have seeled
you will have seeled
they will have seeled
Future Continuous
I will be seeling
you will be seeling
he/she/it will be seeling
we will be seeling
you will be seeling
they will be seeling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been seeling
you have been seeling
he/she/it has been seeling
we have been seeling
you have been seeling
they have been seeling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been seeling
you will have been seeling
he/she/it will have been seeling
we will have been seeling
you will have been seeling
they will have been seeling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been seeling
you had been seeling
he/she/it had been seeling
we had been seeling
you had been seeling
they had been seeling
Conditional
I would seel
you would seel
he/she/it would seel
we would seel
you would seel
they would seel
Past Conditional
I would have seeled
you would have seeled
he/she/it would have seeled
we would have seeled
you would have seeled
they would have seeled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.seel - sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons
falconry - the art of training falcons to hunt and return
blind - render unable to see
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