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Kiviak vs. Seal

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Kiviaknoun

In Greenland, traditional food made from raw auk flesh stuffed inside a hollowed-out seal's body.

Sealnoun

A pinniped (Pinnipedia), particularly an earless seal (true seal) or eared seal.

‘The seals in the harbor looked better than they smelled.’;

Kiviak

Kiviak or kiviaq is a traditional wintertime Inuit food from Greenland that is made of little auks (Alle alle) fermented in a seal skin. Up to 500 whole auks are packed into the seal skin, beaks and feathers included.

Sealnoun

(heraldry) A bearing representing a creature something like a walrus.

Sealnoun

A stamp used to impress a design on a soft substance such as wax.

Sealnoun

An impression of such stamp on wax, paper or other material used for sealing.

Sealnoun

A design or insignia usually associated with an organization or an official role.

‘The front of the podium bore the presidential seal.’;

Sealnoun

Anything that secures or authenticates.

Sealnoun

Something which will be visibly damaged if a covering or container is opened, and which may or may not bear an official design.

‘The result was declared invalid, as the seal on the meter had been broken.’;

Sealnoun

Confirmation or an indication of confirmation.

‘Her clothes always had her mom's seal of approval.’;

Sealnoun

Something designed to prevent liquids or gases from leaking through a joint.

‘The canister is leaking. I think the main seal needs to be replaced.’;

Sealnoun

A tight closure, secure against leakage.

‘Close the lid tightly to get a good seal.’;

Sealnoun

A chakra.

Sealverb

(intransitive) To hunt seals.

‘They're organizing a protest against sealing.’;

Sealverb

(transitive) To place a seal on (a document).

Sealverb

To mark with a stamp, as an evidence of standard exactness, legal size, or merchantable quality.

‘to seal weights and measures; to seal silverware’;

Sealverb

(transitive) To fasten (something) so that it cannot be opened without visible damage.

‘The cover is sealed. If anyone tries to open it, we'll know about it.’;

Sealverb

(transitive) To prevent people or vehicles from crossing (something).

‘The border has been sealed until the fugitives are found.’;

Sealverb

(transitive) To close securely to prevent leakage.

‘I've sealed the bottle to keep the contents fresh.’;

Sealverb

(transitive) To place in a sealed container.

‘I've sealed the documents in this envelope.’;

Sealverb

To place a notation of one's next move in a sealed envelope to be opened after an adjournment.

‘After thinking for half an hour, the champion sealed his move.’;

Sealverb

(transitive) To guarantee.

‘The last-minute goal sealed United's win.’;

Sealverb

To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement or plaster, etc.

Sealverb

To close by means of a seal.

‘to seal a drainpipe with water’;

Sealverb

(Mormonism) To confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife.

Sealverb

(dialectal) To tie up animals (especially cattle) in their stalls.

Sealnoun

Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidæ and Otariidæ.

Sealnoun

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.

Sealnoun

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 bondThou but offend'st thy lungs to speak so loud.’;

Sealnoun

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

Sealnoun

That which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which authenticates; that which secures; assurance.

‘Like a red seal is the setting sunOn the good and the evil men have done.’;

Sealnoun

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.

Sealverb

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.’;

Sealverb

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.

Sealverb

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

Sealverb

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".’;

Sealverb

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

Sealverb

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

Sealverb

Among the Mormons, to confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife.

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

Sealverb

To affix one's seal, or a seal.

‘I will seal unto this bond.’;

Sealnoun

fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters

Sealnoun

a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents

Sealnoun

the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal;

‘a coat of seal’;

Sealnoun

a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare;

‘SEAL is an acronym for Sea Air and Land’;

Sealnoun

a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it);

‘the warrant bore the sheriff's seal’;

Sealnoun

an indication of approved or superior status

Sealnoun

a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture

Sealnoun

fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure

Sealnoun

any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions

Sealverb

close with or as if with a seal;

‘She sealed the letter with hot wax’;

Sealverb

make tight; secure against leakage;

‘seal the windows’;

Sealverb

decide irrevocably;

‘sealing dooms’;

Sealverb

affix a seal to;

‘seal the letter’;

Sealverb

cover with varnish

Sealverb

hunt seals

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