• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cit A citizen; an inhabitant of a city; a pert townsman; -- used contemptuously. "Insulted as a cit""Which past endurance sting the tender cit ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cit A citizen; an inhabitant of a city; especially, a cockney of London: used in disparagement.
    • n cit An abbreviation of citation
    • n cit of cited
    • n cit of citizen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cit sit shortened from citizen, and used as a term of contempt
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Contr. fr. citizen,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Citizen.


In literature:

But I can't be so very enthusiastic over the smug cits like Jack Elder.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
Barnard, thou art a Cit, with all thy worth; But Bug and D * l, their honours, and so forth.
"Essay on Man Moral Essays and Satires" by Alexander Pope
Then I take my young Cit in hand, tell him all about the good thing and get him worked up till he goes and takes an examination.
"Plunkitt of Tammany Hall" by George Washington Plunkitt
"The English Spy" by Bernard Blackmantle
A cit too is in a certain degree a lion.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
One does not go round the World quite so easily as a Cit taking a Wherry from Lambeth Walk to Chelsea Reach.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 3 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
I've got cit clothes for you in the boat, also a weight to sink your uniform with, when you make the change.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
I hope the cits won't ruin it by repairs.
"The Contrast" by Royall Tyler
A mule's a hard-workin', decent cit'zen, which ain't off'n said o' Julian Marbolt.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
The scene was composed of swaggering scaramouches and some honest cits, who at length beat them off.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli

In poetry:

Leaving thus the pious priest in
Humble penitence and prayer,
And the greedy cits a-feasting,
Let us to the walls repair.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Of face and of figure majestic,
She dazzled the cits -
Ecstaticised pits; -
Her troubles were only domestic,
But drove her half out of her wits.
"Sir Guy the Crusader" by William Schwenck Gilbert
JOCONDE at once replied, with all my heart,
And I a lady know who'll take the part;
She's beautiful; possesses store of wit;
And is the wife of one above a cit.
"Joconde" by Jean de La Fontaine
HE, to the doctor, ev'ry matter told
Discretion in a Frenchman would be cold;
'Tis out of nature, and bespeaks the cit;
Smells strong of shop, and would not fashion fit.
"King Candaules And The Doctor Of Laws" by Jean de La Fontaine
A purse-proud cit thereon observed and swore;
'Twere better to have coughed when all was o'er;
Then you, all three, would have enjoyed your wish,
And been in future all as mute as fish.
"The Cobbler" by Jean de La Fontaine
The Cit, relying on his trade,
Which, like all other things, may fade,
Longs for a curricle and villa:
This Hatchet splendidly supplies,
The other Cock'ril builds, or buys,
To charm himself and Miss Hautilla.
"Bamkruptcy Rendered Easy" by Sir John Carr

In news:

384 (Previous rank: 413) Get quote: CIT .
CED Interviews CIT 's Keller.
Roy W Keller, president of CIT Construction, retires.
Meridian at Pentagon Cit .
Meridian at Pentagon Cit 1221B South Eads Street Arlington, VA 22202 Nightly Rates (217.28 - 217.28) 2 Star.
CIT Launches Maritime Finance Business.
Transportation finance company CIT Group today launched CIT Maritime Finance, which will originate and underwrite blue water vessel financing.
New York — CIT Group has earmarked $1 billion of the.
D in recent financing for its factoring unit, according to a letter to CIT customers.
The money shores up CIT Trade Finance, one of the struggling lender's strongest business units.
Mercer breaks tradition with CIT championship.
Advertising on the E-Cruzers shuttle service in Ocean Cit READ.
Photo provided by Cité des ArtsThe Brock McGuire Band will visits Lafayette for a show at Cite des Arts, 109 Vine St, at 7 pm Monday, Oct 8, Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door.

In science:

Wade & Horne (1988) constructed such a lightcurve for the short period dwarf nova Z Cha, by measuring the total flux in the TiO band with respect to a fitted continuum (i.e. a flux deficit).
A TiO study of the dwarf nova IP Pegasi
Similar night-to-night variability was seen in the Z Cha TiO flux deficits by Wade & Horne (1988).
A TiO study of the dwarf nova IP Pegasi
Of course, most of the “heavy lifting” was done by Malgrange op. cit.
Homology for irregular connections
It is shown in op. cit. that all such vectors are U(A10 , ζ6 )-equivalent and for that reason the choice of this vector is immaterial for what follows.
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
If the subscheme has codimension a − b + 1 and is a local complete intersection, then N • is a resolution of its structure sheaf OTϕ (loc.cit.).
On equations defining coincident root loci