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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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There was a ship's cable of byblus fibre lying in the gatehouse, so he made the gates fast with it and then came in again, resuming the seat that he had left, and keeping an eye on Ulysses, who had now got the bow in his hands, and was turning it every way about, and proving it all over to see whether the worms had been eating into its two horns during his absence.
We must get away from here instantly," cried Flambeau, flinging the huge seat away with furious indifference on the beach.
For a moment Archer stood with his eyes fixed on Medora's fantastic figure, straining to see who came behind her; but the little procession was at an end, for all the lesser members of the family had taken their seats, and the eight tall ushers, gathering themselves together like birds or insects preparing for some migratory manoeuvre, were already slipping through the side doors into the lobby.
Jumping out of the buggy he put Dorothy's suit-case under the seat and her bird-cage on the floor in front.
There was an open wagon, with three seats for the passengers, and the wagon was drawn by the famous wooden Sawhorse which had once been brought to life by Ozma by means of a magic powder.
They found all the rest of the party already in their seats and the curtain about to go up.
This time Daylight kept his seat, but, beyond a futile rein across the neck, did nothing to prevent the evolution.
Happily for my discretion, perhaps for my enjoyment during the remainder of the day, we were speedily summoned to the repast - a very respectable collation, which Rose, assisted by Miss Wilson and Eliza, who, having shared her seat in the carriage, had arrived with her a little before the rest, had set out upon an elevated platform overlooking the sea, and sheltered from the hot sun by a shelving rock and overhanging trees.
The cock-of-the-roost sits aloft like Jupiter on an unsharable seat, holding your fate between two thongs of inconstant leather.
In the front seat were a man and woman; in the rear seat a Japanese was squeezed in among suit cases, rods, guns, saddles, and a typewriter case, while above him and all about him, fastened most intricately, sprouted a prodigious crop of deer- and elk-horns.
Phunky, as he entered, and took his seat behind the row appropriated to the King's Counsel, attracted Mr.
These cars were not tilted back, but the seats were; this enables the passenger to sit level while going down a steep incline.