[ noun ] fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
Used in print(Mignon G. Eberhart, The Cup, the Blade...)
But before she left her room she dug_into her big moire bag , took_out the envelope holding her marriage_contract and the wax seal had been broken .
Rev did n't need to break the wax seal , read the contract and find_out .
[ verb ] make tight; secure against leakage
"seal the windows"
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor...)
But for the safety of Southeast_Asia , and for the sake of the Laotian people - who would not be well-ruled by either militant minority now engaged in the fighting - this last big effort to seal that country from the cold_war had to be made .(Ann Carnahan, Nick Manero's Cook-out Barbeque...)
Twist one strip diagonally around each skinless frankfurter , pinching dough at ends to seal it .(Anne McCaffrey, "The Ship Who Sang," 7th...)
The neural , audio , visual and sensory connections were made and sealed .
[ verb ] close with or as if with a seal
"She sealed the letter with hot wax"
Used in print(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)
By comparing reaction cells sealed from the same manifold temperature dependency corresponding to activation_energies ranging from 11 to 18 * * f was observed while dependence on the first power of the light intensity seemed to be indicated in most cases .(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
When she succeeds , she usually manages to slip_in unobtrusively , to deposit an egg on a completed loaf of beebread before the bumblebees seal the egg compartment .
The hosts never seem to recognize that something is amiss , so that the compartment afterward is sealed normally .
[ noun ] a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
Used in print(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
Like many others , he had to work hard , long hours in a struggling family_business which , though it was allied to art of a kind - the design and production of engraved seals - bore no relation to the painting of pictures .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2728
[ verb ] hunt seals
[ noun ] a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it)
"the warrant bore the sheriff's seal"