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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of sail.
  • n. A Scotch form of seel.
  • A Scotch form of sile.


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  • At last my uncles thought of pursuing their journey; but took care, before they went, to seil my goods, which they did so advantageously for me, that I got five hundred per cent.

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  • Steve Jones, presenter of T4, and Konnie Huq, from Blue Peter, hoped to secure a record for the fastest ever 'rap-seil', which involves being harnessed on the back and descending face-downwards.



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