(Sea" hen`) (Zoöl.) The common guillemot; applied also to various other sea birds.
(Sea" hog`) (Zoöl.) The porpoise.
(Sea" hol"ly) (Bot.) An evergeen seashore plant See Eryngium.
(Sea" holm`) A small uninhabited island.
(Sea" holm`). (Bot.) Sea holly.
1. A fabulous creature, half horse and half fish, represented in classic mythology as driven by sea dogs
or ridden by the Nereids. It is also depicted in heraldry. See Hippocampus.
2. (Zoöl.) (a) The walrus. (b) Any fish of the genus Hippocampus.
In a passage of Dryden's, the word is supposed to refer to the hippopotamus.
(Sea" hul"ver) (Bot.) Sea holly.
(Sea"-is`land) a. 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" jel"ly) (Zoöl.) A medusa, or jellyfish.
(Seak) n. Soap prepared for use in milling cloth.
(Sea" kale") (Bot.) See under Kale.
(Sea" king`) One of the leaders among the Norsemen who passed their lives in roving the seas
in search of plunder and adventures; a Norse pirate chief. See the Note under Viking.
(Seal) n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG. selah, Dan. sæl, Sw. själ, Icel. selr.] (Zoöl.) 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 the hooded seal and the ringed seal 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
Harbor seal (Zoöl.), the common seal 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), n. [OE. seel, OF. seel, F. sceau, fr. L. sigillum a little figure or image, a seal, dim. of
signum a mark, sign, figure, or image. See Sign, n., and cf. 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 bondShak.
Thou but offend'st thy lungs to speak so loud.