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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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Greenlandic sealskin is a unique and beautiful material, and I think it is a pity that sealskin is not applied to a greater extent than is the case.
The women simultaneously prepare the roof made of sealskins to complete the final element of the qarmaq's construction.
A target, such as a ball made from sealskin, is suspended overhead.
Last season, for example, you could have bought a Gucci sealskin coat.
Pipes are used by men and women and are locally made'); 'Deformed egg found in short-eared owl's nest'; a George VI postal order for one shilling; a stone from Hadrian's villa at Tivoli; an old tin box for stamp hinges ('1,000 tasteless'); a musket ball fired during the siege of Arundel, 1643; samples of Queen Victoria's monogrammed stationery; a German iron cross, second class; a sealskin and bone model of an Eskimo kayak, early eighteenth century; and, the most mysterious relic of all, 'Beans for divine purposes'.
At the dances, most participants wore sealskin kamiks, and the button accordion was played without amplification.
Ultimately, the orphans take shelter in the sky, where they create light with flint and noise with old sealskin, thus making (and being transformed into) lightning and thunder.
Shortly after arrival he sent off the 52nd and last chapter of The Sealskin Cloak and soon after wrote Bendemeer (on 30 January) and in early March commenced writing instalments of Walks Abroad and in July we find him working on The Crooked Stick.
There was a marked increase in the rate of suicide among young people, especially in communities that depended heavily on the sealskin industry.
Below a wolf- and sealskin hood, his clear urethane face reveals a skull.
Once made of sealskin, now they are strips of velour-like fabric with a one-directional nap.