from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An eared seal of the subfamily Trichophocinæ: so called in distinction from fur-seal.


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  • John make a light, and Bella groan, like the hair-seal when you shoot him in the body, just like that when you shoot him in the body under the flipper.

    CHAPTER 26

  • Senott, self-appointed spokeswoman for her shyer sisters, was shoving forward a plump, good-natured looking squaw, who handed Jean a pair of hair-seal moccasins and a small Indian basket.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • And drawing his corn-cob from the pocket of his hair-seal waistcoat,

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • At the farther end sat the drummers beating in booming rhythm on war-drums made of hair-seal stretched over rings from hollowed logs.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • A man's hair-seal waistcoat trimmed with red flannel hung from the shoulders and from this streamed yards of brilliant colored calico strips an inch wide.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • A second later both Ellen and Jean were welcoming him with a warmth of affection that sent his new sombrero flying and made his old hair-seal waistcoat slip half-way off his shoulders.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • She, too, went barefooted for the most part, delighting in the feel of the cool sand against her feet, but she carried with her the hair-seal moccasins given her by Add-'em-up Sam's widow at

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • Hanging loosely from his shoulders a hair-seal waistcoat, brightly trimmed with red flannel, served as a coat above faded blue overalls, and from the knees down Kayak Bill was finished off with hip rubber boots, the turned-down tops of which flapped with every step, lending a swashbuckling air to his rolling gait.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • He turned the hair-seal tobacco pouch inside out and dusted the lining, treasuring carefully each flake and mite of tobacco that his efforts gleaned.

    Morganson's Finish

  • Their clothing is also marine, their parkees of the hair-seal and their mukluks of the giant seal.

    Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska


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