sitting


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sitting

1. the act or period of posing for one's portrait to be painted, carved, etc.
2. a meeting, esp of an official body, to conduct business
3. the incubation period of a bird's eggs during which the mother sits on them to keep them warm
4. Politics, Law in office
5. (of a hen) brooding eggs
References in classic literature ?
Alexey Alexandrovitch walked into the hall where the sitting was held, greeted the members and the president, as usual, and sat down in his place, putting his hand on the papers laid ready before him.
Pierre had come just at dinnertime and was sitting awkwardly in the middle of the drawing room on the first chair he had come across, blocking the way for everyone.
The Calton Hill, about this period, had an ill name of nights; and to be sitting there with four hundred pounds that did not belong to him was hardly wise.