Origin of ceil
1400–50; late Middle English celen to cover, to panel < ?
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Examples from the Web for ceil
He piled them together in the centre of his ceil, and then hastened to barricade the second door he had attempted to force.Frederick The Great and His Family
Pink and ceil blue combined are very pretty, scarlet and gray, deep red and very light blue.
- to line (a ceiling) with plaster, boarding, etc
- to provide with a ceiling
C15 celen, perhaps back formation from ceiling
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