Origin of ceil
1400–50; late Middle English celen to cover, to panel < ?
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Examples from the Web for ceiled
It was a bare place, a shed which had been a stable and was now floored and ceiled.The Christian
Her eyes sought the brown beams that ceiled the long room. 'Privy Seal
Ford Madox Ford
With all our ceiled houses, let us not forget our grandmothers' kitchens!
With all our ceiled houses, let us not forget our grandmothers kitchens!The Minister's Wooing
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The sides were then ceiled and roofed, and it served its purpose of a trading-post.The Old Santa Fe Trail
- to line (a ceiling) with plaster, boarding, etc
- to provide with a ceiling
C15 celen, perhaps back formation from ceiling
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