Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Sea widgeon (Zoology) (a) The scaup duck. (b) The pintail duck.

Sea willow (Zoology) A gorgonian coral with long flexible branches.

Sea wing (Zoology) A wing shell ( Avicula ).

Sea withwind (Botany) A kind of bindweed ( Convolvulus Soldanella ) growing on the seacoast of Europe.

Sea wolf (Zoology) (a) The wolf fish. (b) The European sea perch. (c) The sea elephant. (d) A sea lion.

Sea wood louse (Zoology) A sea slater.

Sea woodcock (Zoology) The bar- tailed godwit.

Sea wormwood (Botany) A European species of wormwood ( Artemisia maritima ) growing by the sea.

Sea wrack (Botany) See Wrack .

Sea-bar noun (Zoology) A tern.

Sea-blubber noun (Zoology) A jellyfish.

Sea-bordering adjective Bordering on the sea; situated beside the sea. Drayton.

Sea-born adjective
1. Born of the sea; produced by the sea. "Neptune and his sea-born niece." Waller.

2. Born at sea.

Sea-built adjective Built at, in, or by the sea.

Sea-ear (sē"ēr`) noun (Zoology) Any species of ear-shaped shells of the genus Haliotis . See Abalone .

Sea-gate, Sea-gait noun A long, rolling swell of the sea. Ham. Nav. Encyc.

Sea-green adjective Of a beautiful bluish green color, like sea water on soundings.

Sea-island adjective Of or pertaining to certain islands along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia; as, sea-island cotton, a superior cotton of long fiber produced on those islands.

Sea-maid noun
1. The mermaid.

2. A sea nymph.

Sea-mail noun [ Sea + (perhaps) Mall Mally, for Mary ; hence, Prov. English mally a hare.] (Zoology) A gull; the mew.

Seabeach noun A beach lying along the sea. "The bleak seabeach ." Longfellow.

Seabeard noun (Botany) A green seaweed ( Cladophora rupestris ) growing in dense tufts.

Seaboard noun [ Sea + board , French bord side.] The seashore; seacoast. Ld. Berners.

Seaboard adjective Bordering upon, or being near, the sea; seaside; seacoast; as, a seaboard town.

Seaboard adverb Toward the sea. [ R.]

Seaboat [ Anglo-Saxon sǣbāt .]
1. A boat or vessel adapted to the open sea; hence, a vessel considered with reference to her power of resisting a storm, or maintaining herself in a heavy sea; as, a good sea boat .

2. (Zoology) A chiton.

Seabord noun & adjective See Seaboard .

Seabound adjective Bounded by the sea.

Seacoast noun The shore or border of the land adjacent to the sea or ocean. Also used adjectively.

Seafarer noun [ Sea + fare .] One who follows the sea as a business; a mariner; a sailor.

Seafaring adjective Following the business of a mariner; as, a seafaring man.

Seagirt adjective Surrounded by the water of the sea or ocean; as, a seagirt isle. Milton.

Seagoing adjective Going upon the sea; especially, sailing upon the deep sea; -- used in distinction from coasting or river , as applied to vessels.

Seah noun A Jewish dry measure containing one third of an ephah.

Seak noun Soap prepared for use in milling cloth.

Seal (sēl) noun [ Middle English sele , Anglo-Saxon seolh ; akin to Old High German selah , Danish sæl , Swedish själ , Icelandic selr .] (Zoology) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidæ and Otariidæ .

» Seals inhabit seacoasts, and are found principally in the higher latitudes of both hemispheres. There are numerous species, bearing such popular names as sea lion , sea leopard , sea bear , or ursine seal , fur seal , and sea elephant . The bearded seal ( Erignathus barbatus ), the hooded seal ( Cystophora cristata ), and the ringed seal ( Phoca fœtida ), are northern species. See also Eared seal , Harp seal , Monk seal , and Fur seal , under Eared , Harp , Monk , and Fur . Seals are much hunted for their skins and fur, and also for their oil, which in some species is very abundant.

Harbor seal (Zoology) , the common seal ( Phoca vitulina ). It inhabits both the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Ocean, and often ascends rivers; -- called also marbled seal , native seal , river seal , bay seal , land seal , sea calf , sea cat , sea dog , dotard , ranger , selchie , tangfish .

Seal noun [ Middle English seel , Old French seel , French sceau , from Latin sigillum a little figure or image, a seal, dim. of signum a mark, sign, figure, or image. See Sign , noun , and confer Sigil .]
1. An engraved or inscribed stamp, used for marking an impression in wax or other soft substance, to be attached to a document, or otherwise used by way of authentication or security.

2. Wax, wafer, or other tenacious substance, set to an instrument, and impressed or stamped with a seal; as, to give a deed under hand and seal .

Till thou canst rail the seal from off my bond
Thou but offend'st thy lungs to speak so loud.

3. That which seals or fastens; esp., the wax or wafer placed on a letter or other closed paper, etc., to fasten it.

4. That which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which authenticates; that which secures; assurance. "Under the seal of silence." Milton.

Like a red seal is the setting sun
On the good and the evil men have done.

5. An arrangement for preventing the entrance or return of gas or air into a pipe, by which the open end of the pipe dips beneath the surface of water or other liquid, or a deep bend or sag in the pipe is filled with the liquid; a draintrap.

Great seal . See under Great . -- Privy seal . See under Privy , adjective -- Seal lock , a lock in which the keyhole is covered by a seal in such a way that the lock can not be opened without rupturing the seal. -- Seal manual . See under Manual , adjective -- Seal ring , a ring having a seal engraved on it, or ornamented with a device resembling a seal; a signet ring. Shak.

Seal transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Sealed ; present participle & verbal noun Sealing .] [ Middle English selen ; confer Old French seeler , seieler , French sceller , Late Latin sigillare . See Seal a stamp.]
1. To set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to seal a deed.

And with my hand I seal my true heart's love.

2. To mark with a stamp, as an evidence of standard exactness, legal size, or merchantable quality; as, to seal weights and measures; to seal silverware.

3. To fasten with a seal; to attach together with a wafer, wax, or other substance causing adhesion; as, to seal a letter.

4. Hence, to shut close; to keep close; to make fast; to keep secure or secret.

Seal up your lips, and give no words but "mum".

5. To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement, plaster, or the like. Gwilt.

6. To close by means of a seal; as, to seal a drainpipe with water. See 2d Seal , 5.

7. Among the Mormons, to confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife. [ Utah, U.S.]

If a man once married desires a second helpmate . . . she is sealed to him under the solemn sanction of the church.
H. Stansbury.

Seal intransitive verb To affix one's seal, or a seal. [ Obsolete]

I will seal unto this bond.

Seal-brown adjective Of a rich dark brown color, like the fur of the fur seal after it is dyed.

Sealer noun One who seals; especially, an officer whose duty it is to seal writs or instruments, to stamp weights and measures, or the like.

Sealer noun A mariner or a vessel engaged in the business of capturing seals.

Sealgh, Selch noun . (Zoology) A seal. [ Scotch]

Sealing wax A compound of the resinous materials, pigments, etc., used as a material for seals, as for letters, documents, etc.

Sealskin noun The skin of a seal; the pelt of a seal prepared for use, esp. of the fur seal; also, a garment made of this material.

Seam (sēm) noun [ See Saim .] Grease; tallow; lard. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.] Shak. Dryden.

Seam noun [ Middle English seem , seam , Anglo-Saxon seám ; akin to Dutch zoom , Old High German soum , German saum , LG. soom , Icelandic saumr , Swedish & Danish söm , and English sew . √ 156. See Sew to fasten with thread.]
1. The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of cloth or leather.

2. Hence, a line of junction; a joint; a suture, as on a ship, a floor, or other structure; the line of union, or joint, of two boards, planks, metal plates, etc.

Precepts should be so finely wrought together . . . that no coarse seam may discover where they join.

3. (Geol. & Mining) A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.

4. A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix.

Seam blast , a blast made by putting the powder into seams or cracks of rocks. -- Seam lace , a lace used by carriage makers to cover seams and edges; -- called also seaming lace . -- Seam presser . (Agriculture) (a) A heavy roller to press down newly plowed furrows . (b) A tailor's sadiron for pressing seams. Knight. -- Seam set , a set for flattering the seams of metal sheets, leather work, etc.

Seam transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Seamed ; present participle & verbal noun Seaming .]
1. To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite.

2. To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to scar.

Seamed o'er with wounds which his own saber gave.

3. To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting.

Seam intransitive verb To become ridgy; to crack open.

Later their lips began to parch and seam .
Latin Wallace.

Seam noun [ Anglo-Saxon seám , Late Latin sauma , Latin sagma a packsaddle, from Greek .... See Sumpter .] A denomination of weight or measure. Specifically: (a) The quantity of eight bushels of grain. "A seam of oats." P. Plowman. (b) The quantity of 120 pounds of glass. [ Eng.]