Half seal

HALF SEAL. A seal used in the English chancery for the sealing of commissions to delegates appointed upon any appeal, either in ecclesiastical or marine causes.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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When the time comes I will describe that wondrous moonlit night upon the great lake when a young ichthyosaurus--a strange creature, half seal, half fish, to look at, with bone-covered eyes on each side of his snout, and a third eye fixed upon the top of his head--was entangled in an Indian net, and nearly upset our canoe before we towed it ashore; the same night that a green water-snake shot out from the rushes and carried off in its coils the steersman of Challenger's canoe.
For the first half Seal delivered a string of classy covers from his latest release, including a sparkling, sassy Luck Be A Lady and a wonderfully dark, yet upbeat take on the Screamin' Jay Hawkins classic, I Put A Spell On You.
The fragment of an official seal from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), known as the siyin half seal (Fig.
But Owen, Beckham and Wayne Rooney either headed wide or straight at goalkeeper Kamarenko who gave a performance that was half clown and half seal - with the occasional stunning save.
The Bees could have few complaints as Piggon stung them with a goal a goal in each half seal the win despite the visitors pulling one bacl late on from the penalty spot.
She's talking about her award-winning book, The Seal Children, a deeply moving tale of a selkie (half woman, half seal), who leaves her human husband and daughter to return to the sea, taking her selkie son with her.
New Zealand had piled up a potentially match-winning 262-7 but Crowe's forced absence in the second half sealed New Zealand's fate because only the captain knew of the game-plan.
A 17th-minute James Lawrence own goal and an Ivan Perisic strike at the start of the second half sealed Wales' fate.
Two goals late in the first half sealed their fate, with Liam Thomas' shot deflected into the net off Mael Davies on 37 minutes, before top scorer Thomas added a second four minutes later following a breakaway for his 19th goal of the season.
opene clas fro n WP A spectacular diving header from Michael Jacobs on his from after three months out through injury and a penalty converted by Joe Garner in the second half sealed a deserved victory for the home side.
And two goals in two minutes early in the second half sealed it.
The Heed were again undone by a set-play as Billy Crook's lofted 55thminute free-kick from just inside the home half sealed their fate.