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adj. Heraldry
Having a design embellished with small delicate figures, such as a lacing of stars or flowers.

[French, from Old French, past participle of semer, to sow, scatter, from Latin sēmināre, from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see sē- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Linguistics) linguistics an elementary unit of meaning
[Greek sēma a sign]


(ˈsɛmeɪ; French səme) or


(Heraldry) heraldry (usually foll by: of) dotted (with): semé of fleurs-de-lys gules. Also: seméed
[C16: from French, literally: sown, from semer to sow, from Latin sēmināre, from sēmen seed]
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patterned with many small figures or designs: a shield semé with fleurs-de-lis.
[1555–65; < French: literally, sown, past participle of semer < Latin sēmināre to sow, v. derivative of sēmen, s. sēmin- seed, semen]
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[siːm] Nsema m
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According to the Customs Area Controller of Seme Area Command, Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba, among the seizures made include 875x50bags of foreign parboiled rice with DPV of N15,023,750; 12x25litres of vegetable oil with DPV of N131,625.90; 6x50kg of refined sugar with DPV of N147,640.50; 535 bales of used clothes with DPV of N17,259,769; 20 parcels of cannabis Sativa with street value worth of N516,180.
Attah, "notre attention a ete attiree sur ce qui s'est passe a la frontiere de Seme mercredi a cause d'une idee fausse, mais elle a ete immediatement resolue.
Ranguma hails from the larger Kano clan who reside in Nyando, Muhoroni, and Kisumu East while Nyong'o is from Seme.
Driven to fulfill its mission to provide proper financial service to small business owners, such as bakeries, palengke stalls, carinderias and sari-sari store owners, BanKo continues to address the huge gap in financial solutions by providing a more formal lending platform to the SEME market.
Today, BanKo covers key provincial areas such as Tuguegarao, Masbate, San Carlos City and Koronadal where unbanked SEMEs could benefit from BanKo's loans.
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The topics include recalling the historical significance of Pixley ka Isaka Seme in the founding of the ANC, revisiting the role of the student movement in the making of democratic South Africa, the presence of African liberation movements in Egypt after the Bandung Conference in 1955, the growth and development of the ANC from a revolutionary populist movement to a governing party, and building a capable public service as the next frontier.
Un reseau mafieux de vol de voitures seme la panique dans la region de Mahdia.
Paul Seme of Tukuyu, pictured on the left, and Chief Meshak Nkhusule of Dodoma, right, in one of the children's wards with Miss I Cawood, Matron
Les deux suspects, qui ont seme la terreur mercredi en attaquant leur victime avec un couteau de cuisine et un hachoir de boucher, etaient connus de la police et des services du renseignement interieur MI5 depuis huit ans, selon le Guardian.
His shield was "Seme" or "Sown" with these lilies, that is to say, there were several of them scattered over the field as seeds are sown broadcast.