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Seel

seel

1. (Science: veterinary) To close the eyes of (a hawk or other bird) by drawing through the lids threads which were fastened over the head. Fools climbs to fall: fond hopes, like seeled doves for want of better light, mount till they end their flight with falling. (J. Reading)

2. Hence, to shut or close, as the eyes; to blind. Come, seeling night, scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day. (Shak) Gold death, with a violent fate, his sable eyes did seel. (Chapman)

See:led; Seeling] [F.siller, ciller, fr. Cil an eyelash, L. Cilium.


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Re: A myth of biology debunked

... do not work for the BBC but I guess that the answer would be be cause this is TV, not Science. In fact because media like to tell nice story that seel time, even if sometimes they are not fully based on reality and science. I could provide many more example but I will limit myself to one, a book ...

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