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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.
References in classic literature ?
By the time we had placed the cold, fresh-smelling little tree in a corner of the sitting-room, it was already Christmas Eve.
He gave me another significant look as he passed on into the sitting-room.
Legree was often wont, when in a gracious humor, to get these two worthies into his sitting-room, and, after warming them up with whiskey, amuse himself by setting them to singing, dancing or fighting, as the humor took him.
I take up my traveling-bag; I leave my letters on the sitting-room table; and I descend the stairs to the house door.
Then he went back to the sitting-room, settled himself anew, and began to read a volume of Ruskin.
He drew it out, and recognized the letter which he had picked up in the sitting-room s ome hours since.
Tess had spoken to her husband from the doorway, without entering the dining-room, and Mrs Brooks, who stood within the partly-closed door of her own sitting-room at the back of the passage, could hear fragments of the conversation--if conversation it could be called--between those two wretched souls.
It was her habit to sit in a window of her sitting-room on the ground floor, as if watching calmly for life and fashion to flow northward to her solitary doors.