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sit

(sĭt)
v. sat (săt), sitting, sits
v.intr.
1. To rest with the torso vertical and the body supported on the buttocks.
2.
a. To rest with the hindquarters lowered onto a supporting surface. Used of animals.
b. To perch. Used of birds.
3. To cover eggs for hatching; brood.
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Unsuspecting and unwary businesses and their personnel are often Sitting Ducks to cyber-criminals.
The family members of Kanagaratnam told Asian Tribune that they dissuaded him not to reveal any details to anyone, fearing for his safety, as he was a sitting duck and would be easily be targeted.
Shot PC David Rathband is suing his own force because he claims he was left "a sitting duck" when gunman Raoul Moat declared war on police.
"I was a sitting duck. Something has gone drastically wrong there."
Early last week, Palin received a dubious honor from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists: the Sitting Duck Award, given annually to the person "to whom columnists have turned in the last 12 months, when he or she is desperate for a topic and has to meet a deadline."
Indeed, to a page such as this Glanmor Griffiths (right) is not so much a sitting duck, as the ugly duckling sprawled out on a chaise longue with a bad case of cramp.
Cold and flu viruses spread by droplets and if you use the sauna or steam room then you are a sitting duck. Try building up your resistance by taking echinacea and avoid the sauna.
He remembers how France was a "sitting duck" against the powerful German army, how France and England had yet to form a true alliance, and how the valiant French troops went wild over the news that the "Yanks" would soon join their fight.
The ensemble seems innocent until one notices the crossed rifles and sheaves of wheat repeating on the far left and the sitting duck recurring on the far right.
The Abrams--built for speed--was a sitting duck before the Soviet Union's most advanced armor.
Soon after Charmaine Colthirst joined a large West Covina, California, dental group in 1999, she realized that she was a sitting duck. The largely female, Hispanic staff was restless.
A sitting duck for the syndrome is the low mileage runner who decides to train for a marathon, piling up the training miles too quickly.