Seel Seel (s[=e]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seeled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeling}.] [F. siller, ciller, fr. cil an eyelash, L. cilium.] 1. (Falconry) To close the eyes of (a hawk or other bird) by drawing through the lids threads which were fastened over the head. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Fools climb to fall: fond hopes, like seeled doves for want of better light, mount till they end their flight with falling. --J. Reading. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to shut or close, as the eyes; to blind. [1913 Webster]

Come, seeling night, Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Cold death, with a violent fate, his sable eyes did seel. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

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