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Meaning of CEIL

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ceil\ (s[=e]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ceiled} (s[=e]ld); p.
pr. & vb. n. {Ceiling}.] [From an older noun, fr. F. ciel
heaven, canopy, fr. L. caelum heaven, vault, arch, covering;
cf. Gr. koi^los hollow.]
1. To overlay or cover the inner side of the roof of; to
   furnish with a ceiling; as, to ceil a room.

         The greater house he ceiled with fir tree. --2
                                               Chron. iii. 5

2. To line or finish a surface, as of a wall, with plaster,
   stucco, thin boards, or the like.

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