seeling

seel

[seel]
verb (used with object)
1.
Falconry. to sew shut (the eyes of a falcon) during parts of its training.
2.
Archaic.
a.
to close (the eyes).
b.
to blind.

Origin:
1490–1500; < Middle French siller, ciller, derivative of cil eyelash < Latin cilium eyelid, eyelash; see cilia

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seel (siːl)
 
vb
1.  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]

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