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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEAL

It strives to seal forever the fate of those it has enslaved.

Seal the jars while hot, allow them to cool, and then store.

In fact, George Smith printed a copy of the seal in his book (p. 91).

"And because I am a woman I shall set my seal upon you," she said.

Just ring for a lighted candle, we will seal up these boxes.

The bag that held him was closed and a seal was put upon it by the Maharajah.

His cousin had not broken the seal in opening the letter, but had cut the paper above it.

It rather sickens me, and makes me loathe the sight of a seal.

It would have done so, but for that seal placed on the letter afterwards.

Can a man forget one who is placed like a seal upon his heart?

WORD ORIGIN

"design stamped on wax," especially one attached to a document as evidence of authenticity, c.1200, from Old French seel "seal on a letter" (Modern French sceau), from Vulgar Latin *sigellum (source of Italian suggello, Spanish sello; also Old Frisian and Middle High German sigel, German Siegel), from Latin sigillum "small picture, engraved figure, seal," diminutive of signum "mark, token" (see sign (n.)). An earlier borrowing directly from Latin is represented by Old English insigel. Technical use, "what prevents the escape of a gas or liquid" is from 1853.

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