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sitter

1. a person who is posing for his or her portrait to be painted, carved, etc.
2. a broody hen or other bird that is sitting on its eggs to hatch them
3. anyone, other than the medium, taking part in a seance

Sitter

Willem de . 1872--1934, Dutch astronomer, who calculated the size of the universe and conceived of it as expanding
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Behold me, then, now starting afresh in the world, in the character of a portrait-painter; with the payment of my remuneration from my first sitter depending whimsically on the life of my grandmother.
He had no net, hook, or line, and he could not be a fisherman; his boat had no cushion for a sitter, no paint, no inscription, no appliance beyond a rusty boathook and a coil of rope, and he could not be a waterman; his boat was too crazy and too small to take in cargo for delivery, and he could not be a lighterman or river-carrier; there was no clue to what he looked for, but he looked for something, with a most intent and searching gaze.
This program will provide temporary homes for these pets in need by working with Red Star Rescue to connect displaced pet owners with trained DogVacay sitters who want to volunteer their homes and services, with DogVacay covering the cost.
The salaries of these sitters will be as per the rules of the Ministry of Labor.
com)-- Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world's leading educational association for professional pet sitters, has announced that Mike Meibuhr, owner of Big Paw Pet Care in Windermere, Florida, has completed the PSI Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting and earned the designation of PSI Certified Professional Pet Sitter.
WARE -- Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Baby sitters Academy in July to ready area youth for summer and fall baby-sitting responsibilities.
Mosul / NINA / The sitters-in of Ahrar Square in the city of Mosul called on people of Nineveh province to declare the strike on Monday and shut down their shops and commercial markets, and join the sitters at the Square .
com profiles many experienced, referenced and police-checked sitters, including vets, police, judges, animal rescue centre staff, all keen to look after homes and pets to save on the cost of holiday accommodation.
Many parents are now seeking sitters who can offer rsums and references.
Focusing on portrait sitters who are husbands and householders and members of civic and proto-military organizations, the text includes analysis of Rembrandt's The Night Watch which Berger interprets as both an overtly deliberate parody by the sitters and a covert parody of the sitters by the artist.
Sitters are not allowed guests during their stay but are paid a small daily rate plus expenses.