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seal

(1) An embossed impression created by a metal die pressed upon paper.A notary public seal, a corporate seal,or a government agency seal are all proof that the signature of that person is genuine and authorized,because they would not otherwise have access to the embosser to create the seal.(2) Originally,an impression made in wax upon a contract.It took the place of reciting consideration, having a signature, or having witnesses for the contract. Today, some statutes allow certain symbols,such as the initials “l.s.”to take the place of a seal,transforming a standard contract into one “under seal.”Where still recognized, contracts under seal may have a longer statute of limitations than others.

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And she sang the low, crooning seal song that all the mother seals sing to their babies:
You mustn't swim till you're six weeks old, Or your head will be sunk by your heels; And summer gales and Killer Whales Are bad for baby seals.
Are bad for baby seals, dear rat, As bad as bad can be; But splash and grow strong, And you can't be wrong.
Little seals can no more swim than little children, but they are unhappy till they learn.
Kotuko went out, day after day, with a light hunting-sleigh and six or seven of the strongest dogs, looking till his eyes ached for some patch of clear ice where a seal might perhaps have scratched a breathing-hole.
A seal did not go very far, for each mouth in the little village had a right to be filled, and neither bone, hide, nor sinew was wasted.
From a little distance you might have taken the lumps for seal or walrus, overturned sleighs or men on a hunting expedition, or even the great Ten-legged White Spirit-Bear himself; but in spite of these fantastic shapes, all on the very edge of starting into life, there was neither sound nor the least faint echo of sound.
It was certainly not human, but everybody knew that the tornait preferred to appear in the shape of bear and seal, and such like.
Seal wandered about with newspaper cuttings, which seemed to her either "quite splendid" or "really too bad for words.
Seal looked at Katharine for the first time, suspiciously, because she was a person who needed cake.
Seal exclaimed enthusiastically, thumping the teapot which she held upon the table, in token of applause.
If I don't see you before the time you mention, I will break the seal when the clock strikes.