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 for Seal lock
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seal \Seal\, n. [OE. seel, OF. seel, F. sceau, fr. L. sigillum a
     little figure or image, a seal, dim. of signum a mark, sign,
     figure, or image. See Sign, n., and cf. Sigil.]
     1. An engraved or inscribed stamp, used for marking an
        impression in wax or other soft substance, to be attached
        to a document, or otherwise used by way of authentication
        or security.
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     2. Wax, wafer, or other tenacious substance, set to an
        instrument, and impressed or stamped with a seal; as, to
        give a deed under hand and seal.
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              Till thou canst rail the seal from off my bond
              Thou but offend'st thy lungs to speak so loud.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. That which seals or fastens; esp., the wax or wafer placed
        on a letter or other closed paper, etc., to fasten it.
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     4. That which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which
        authenticates; that which secures; assurance. "Under the
        seal of silence." --Milton.
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              Like a red seal is the setting sun
              On the good and the evil men have done.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     5. An arrangement for preventing the entrance or return of
        gas or air into a pipe, by which the open end of the pipe
        dips beneath the surface of water or other liquid, or a
        deep bend or sag in the pipe is filled with the liquid; a
        draintrap.
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     Great seal. See under Great.
  
     Privy seal. See under Privy, a.
  
     Seal lock, a lock in which the keyhole is covered by a seal
        in such a way that the lock can not be opened without
        rupturing the seal.
  
     Seal manual. See under Manual, a.
  
     Seal ring, a ring having a seal engraved on it, or
        ornamented with a device resembling a seal; a signet ring.
        --Shak.
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