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seat

1. Politics a membership or the right to membership in a legislative or similar body
2. Chiefly Brit a parliamentary constituency
3. the manner in which a rider sits on a horse
4. on seat W African informal (of officials) in the office rather than on tour or on leave

Seat

A chair, stool, or bench on which to sit; may be built-in, such as a window seat.

seat

[sēt]
(mechanical engineering)
The fixed, pressure-containing portion of a valve which comes into contact with the moving portions of that valve.
(ordnance)
Support or holder for a mechanism, or for a part of one.
To fit correctly in or on a holder, or prepared position, such as to seat a fuse in a bomb, a projectile in the bore of a gun, or a cartridge in a chamber.

seat

1. In carpentry, same as seat cut.
2. In plumbing, same as valve seat.
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Labour also took seats from the Lib Dems in Walkergate and Lemington, to give them 34 seats in the council chamber overall, with the Lib Dems on 42 and two independents.
Labour's stunning 1997 success was built on the progress made in 1992, when it took seats including Birmingham Northfield and Selly Oak from the Tories.
It took seats from Fianna Fail across the country but were especially popular in towns and cities.
Eyebrows were raised inside the television studio when the celebrity couple then took seats some distance apart.
Newcomers Dennis Gillette, the former police chief and top vote-getter in the fall election, and Dan Del Campo, a Zeanah-supported slow-growth proponent, took seats on the dais, as did returning Councilman Andy Fox, who was elected to a second term.
Ruling Labour bosses vowed to work hard to drive the BNP from Sandwell after the party took seats at Princes End, Great Bridge and Tividale, handing it a total of four representatives on the borough council.
Dwarfed by the sheer size of the building which houses Dowanhill Primary in Partick, Glasgow, seven children, aged between five and 11, took seats in two classrooms.
Some took seats, some took sod, some took pictures.
A growing number of Catholics who took seats on local policing bodies earlier this year have been targeted recently.
The 35,000 - which included an extra 5,000 who took seats in the Govan Stand after the televised match had finished - are aiming to put on a reunion this time next year.