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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Man·u·al a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the hand.
 2. Performed by a person using physical as contrasted with mental effort; as, manual labor.
 3. Done or made by the hand.  In some contexts, contrasted with automatic or mechanical.  Manual and ocular examination.”
 Manual exercise Mil. the exercise by which soldiers are taught the use of their muskets and other arms.
 Seal manual, the impression of a seal worn on the hand as a ring.
 Sign manual. See under Sign.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Seal, n.
 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.
 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.
 Till thou canst rail the seal from off my bond
 Thou but offend'st thy lungs to speak so loud.   --Shak.
 3. That which seals or fastens; esp., the wax or wafer placed on a letter or other closed paper, etc., to fasten it.
 4. That which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which authenticates; that which secures; assurance. “Under the seal of silence.”
 Like a red seal is the setting sun
 On the good and the evil men have done.   --Longfellow.
 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.
 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.