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Common seal   /kˈɑmən sil/   Listen
Common seal

noun
1.
Small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere.  Synonyms: harbor seal, Phoca vitulina.






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"Common seal" Quotes from Famous Books



... not so large, by far, as the lions, but rather larger than a common seal. They have none of that long hair which distinguishes the lion. Theirs is all of an equal length, and finer than that of the lion, something like an otter's, and the general colour is that of an iron-grey. This is the kind which the French call sea-wolfs, and the English seals; ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18) • Robert Kerr

... of the university is in the hands of the dean and chapter, and the affairs administered by a warden, senate and convocation. A royal charter was obtained in 1837 making the university a corporate body with perpetual succession and a common seal. ...
— Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham - A Description of Its Fabric and A Brief History of the Episcopal See • J. E. Bygate



Words linked to "Common seal" :   earless seal, true seal, Phoca, Phoca vitulina, harbor seal, hair seal, genus Phoca



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