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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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as we happened to have neither barber nor razors among us, the addition of long beards to our sealskin dresses and fur caps, with a knife and steel stuck in our belt, gave us anything but a pleasing exterior, however, as we had not to come in contact with any of the fairer works of creation, we did not much study our appearance; and on the whole we formed as grotesque a group as could well be imagined.
While the relationship between the closure of the seal-skin market and the decline in the ringed seal harvest is a strong one, the BRIA data also suggest that the sealskin ban had effects beyond seal harvesting.
Sometimes, the jumper will throw gifts to the crowd below or even fling an inflated sealskin float, like a balloon, while in the air.
He wears a sourdough coat, a sealskin cap, and Dutch socks up to the knee, winter, spring, and fall.
In addition to having the opportunity to experience a sampling of country foods, including Arctic char, caribou, polar bear and muskox, delegates and guests enjoyed traditional performances from Inuit artists and a fashion show highlighting modern designs of sealskin clothing.
play Douse The Louse with realistically potent chemicals; take the Eco-Warrior Challenge and swim in fish poo; shoot Peter The Pesky Seal (and win a sealskin sporran).
Having fallen in love with a pair of child's sealskin slippers, I was poised to buy them.
The Douay Bible on the garden chair Facing the lady playing solitaire In blue-jeans and a sealskin toque from Bath Is Sol, her dummy.
Materials from the Arctic include ivory, reindeer horn, sealskin, and musk ox or caribou fur.
The sealskin she worked with the help of Taina, Oleepa, Alookie and Tauki hangs on her living room wall.
As director Zacharias Kunuk explains in relation to his film practice in general, when "we had a scene that needed a sealskin tent.
Ibsen carefully notes Hedda's mountain of trunks, Rebecca West's brown sealskin trunk, Hilde Wangel's and Lona Hessel's knapsack.