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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ringed a.
 1. Encircled or marked with, or as with, a ring or rings.
 2. Wearning a wedding ring; hence, lawfully wedded. “A ringed wife.”
 Ringed seal Zool., a North Pacific seal (Phoca foetida) having ringlike spots on the body.
 Ringed snake Zool., a harmless European snake (Tropidonotus natrix) common in England.
 Ringed worm Zool., an annelid.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Seal n.  Zool. Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidae and Otariidae.
 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 cristata), and the ringed seal (Phoca foetida), are northern species. See also Eared seal, Harp seal, Monk 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 Zool., 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.