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.
Then the gardener's eldest son set out and thought to find the golden bird very easily; and when he had gone but a little way, he came to a wood, and by the side of the wood he saw a fox sitting; so he took his bow and made ready to shoot at it.
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.