• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Seat-earth in coal-mining, the bed of clay by which many coal-seams are underlain
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sǽt, an ambush—sittan, to seat; or more prob. Ice. sæti, a seat—sat, pa.t. of sitja, to sit.


In literature:

Bellerophon lost his seat and fell to the earth.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
Carey's Crossing, having given up all hope of becoming a county seat, had faded from the face of the earth.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
As they passed I bowed low to earth and followed into the corridor, there they found seats, and I stood before them awaiting their commands.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
And he seated himself on the right and became god of the earth.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
At his fourth shot the enemy pilot fell forward in his seat and his machine fell heavily to earth.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
Suddenly there was a quiver to the earth, and a dull deep-seated roar.
"Jack Winters' Campmates" by Mark Overton
But Tristram kept his seat and Palamides got a grievous fall, and lay on the earth like one dead.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
As he related the story of his past ten years away from earth, he watched O'Toole and Dauna, seated together a few seats away.
"One-Way Ticket to Nowhere" by Leroy Yerxa
The moment their majesties were seated, a roar of artillery shook the earth.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
The floor was of hard earth, and seats were arranged around the sides.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
Man holdeth then Earth's seat, Master of living things.
"Satan Absolved" by Wilfred Scawen Blunt
But the gods grew jealous of the homage shewn to Apollo, and recalling him from earth, replaced him in his seat at Olympus.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
Some flags, hanging from the seats of Brahmas, reached the surface of the earth.
"The Life or Legend of Gaudama" by Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
The prisoner is then led forward by a guard, who sticks their lances in the earth near the seats of the tribunal.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
He lost his seat, and expected at the moment to feel himself dashed to the earth.
"The Little Gleaner, Vol. X." by Various
Then running like a stag, in spite of his belly, he came to Ulenspiegel, seated on the earth beside the slain men.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)" by Charles de Coster
The Indian corpses had been seated in a circle and buried in one heap of earth.
"Baraboo, Dells, and Devil's Lake Region" by H. E. Cole
Beside him, on the seat, Nick Danson's head rolled from side to side as the ship streaked toward the earth.
"The Sex Life of the Gods" by Michael Knerr
The disappointment was so acute that, as she sank back upon the seat, the earth seemed to be whirling round in front of her.
"The Chase of the Ruby" by Richard Marsh
The former shows him as seated in heaven; the latter, as a pilgrim and a sufferer on earth.
"Notes on the Book of Leviticus" by C. H. Mackintosh

In poetry:

Among th' assemblies of the great
A greater Ruler takes his seat;
The God of heav'n, as Judge, surveys
Those gods on earth, and all their ways.
"Psalm 82" by Isaac Watts
Th' Almighty reigns exalted high
O'er all the earth, o'er all the sky;
Though clouds and darkness veil his feet,
His dwelling is the mercy-seat.
"Psalm 97 part 3" by Isaac Watts
There have been sweet singing voices
In your walks, that now are still;
There are seats left void in your earthly homes,
Which none again may fill.
"The Departed" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
And he smiles as he climbs to his seat on my knee,
To whisper his childish mirth;
Then clasps my neck—though you may not see,
For my darling is not of earth.
"Those Footsteps" by Alexander Anderson
The Lord shall come! the earth shall quake
The hills their fixed seat forsake;
And, withering, from the vault of night
The stars shall pale their feeble light.
"Hymn 4. Fourth Sunday In Advent" by Reginald Heber
She reigns upon her dusky throne,
Mid shades of heroes dread to see;
Among the dead she breathes alone,
Persephone—­Persephone! Or seated on the Elysian hill
She dreams of earthly daylight still,
And murmurs of the daffodil.
"Persephone" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

It's only by glancing out of the window when sitting in the comfort of an airline seat that you would know you are thousands of feet above the surface of the Earth.
"Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat.".
Earth is under fire in May, SciFi takes a front seat in June, heroes come and go in July and August closes the season with a bang THR highlights the hottest films of Summer 2012.
Australia has front-row seat for moon's rare three-hour trek across Earth's surface.
Chelsey Haase is challenging incumbent John Huisman for the First Ward seat on the Blue Earth City Council.
Cloud State University unveiled a 35-seat campus bus that will run on recycled vegetable oil from the university's dining halls as part of its April 18 Earth Day festivities.