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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Seal  \Seal\  (s[=e]l),  n.  [OE.  sele,  AS  seolh  akin  to  OHG. 
  selah,  Dan.  s[ae]l,  Sw  sj["a]l,  Icel.  selr.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  aquatic  carnivorous  mammal  of  the  families  {Phocid[ae]} 
  and  {Otariid[ae]}. 
 
  Note:  Seals  inhabit  seacoasts,  and  are  found  principally  in 
  the  higher  latitudes  of  both  hemispheres.  There  are 
  numerous  species,  bearing  such  popular  names  as  {sea 
  lion},  {sea  leopard},  {sea  bear},  or  {ursine  seal}, 
  {fur  seal},  and  {sea  elephant}.  The  bearded  seal 
  ({Erignathus  barbatus}),  the  hooded  seal  ({Cystophora 
  crustata}),  and  the  ringed  seal  ({Phoca  f[oe]tida}), 
  are  northern  species.  See  also  {Eared  seal},  {Harp 
  seal},  and  {Fur  seal},  under  {Eared},  {Harp},  {Monk}, 
  and  {Fur}.  Seals  are  much  hunted  for  their  skins  and 
  fur,  and  also  for  their  oil,  which  in  some  species  is 
  very  abundant. 
 
  {Harbor  seal}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  common  seal  ({Phoca  vitulina}). 
  It  inhabits  both  the  North  Atlantic  and  the  North  Pacific 
  Ocean,  and  often  ascends  rivers;  --  called  also  {marbled 
  seal},  {native  seal},  {river  seal},  {bay  seal},  {land 
  seal},  {sea  calf},  {sea  cat},  {sea  dog},  {dotard}, 
  {ranger},  {selchie},  {tangfish}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dotard  \Do"tard\,  n.  [{Dote},  v.  i.] 
  One  whose  mind  is  impaired  by  age;  one  in  second  childhood. 
 
  The  sickly  dotard  wants  a  wife.  --  Prior. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dotard 
  n  :  (informal)  someone  whose  style  is  out  of  fashion  [syn:  {dodo}, 
  {fogy},  {fogey},  {fossil}] 




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