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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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They not only took seats from the Conservatives, which we all expected, but took seats from Labour and the Liberals.
He cited the example of Clwyd West in 2003 when Brynle William (Conservative), Janet Ryder (Plaid) and Eleanor Burnham (Lib Dem) all failed to win the constituency but took seats in the Assembly on the North Wales regional list.
In 1934 and 1974 there were Democratic landslides that took seats that had seemed permanently Republican.
RIYADH: For the first time in the kingdom's history, 30 women took seats in the Shoura Council in Riyadh on Tuesday along with their 130 male colleagues as they were sworn in before the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah.
The party even took seats well away from their heartlands in areas they had barely targeted, as well as retaking all those it did.
Labour took seats from the Lib Dems in Stockton Heath, Great Sankey South, Westbrook and Poulton North.
Children wearing graduation gowns entered the venue and took seats on the stage.
Labour husband and wife Helen McStravick and Phil Risk took seats in Blakelaw and Fenham, deposing Lib Dem councillors Bill Shardt and PJ Morrissey.
It took seats from Sunni areas and gave them to Kurdish provinces in what lawmakers said was slight to Hashemi.