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  • "An so there's nothink but _settin_ ', as I said before -- settin' till yer can't set no more.

    Sir George Tressady — Volume II

  • "I don't believe myself in settin 'round an' nursin 'grief," responded Sarah,

    The Miller of Old Church

  • “Well, he stayed with you till he was twenty-one, — did ye a man's service for the last five or six years; then you giv 'him what you called a settin' out, — a new suit o 'clothes, a yoke of oxen, some farmin'-tools, and a hundred dollars in money!

    Coupon bonds, and other stories

  • "Now we're goin 'to fix the parlor up, an' settin'-room," says she.

    The Book of Humorous Verse

  • There is a mistiness as to whether the Pickwickians sat in the public coffee-room or had a private "settin'-room."

    Pickwickian Studies

  • The second thing Luclarion did was to clean that "settin'-room fire-place," to restore the pleasant brown color of its freestone hearth and jambs, to polish its rusty brasses till they shone like golden images of gods, and to lay an ornamental fire of chips and clean little sticks across the irons.

    Real Folks

  • Out of odd volumes in the garret, and out of "best books" taken down from the secretary in the "settin'-room," and put into their hands, with charges, of a Sunday, to keep them still, they had got these things, jumbled into strange far-off and near fantasies in their childish minds.

    Real Folks

  • I tell you it was swell, jes 'settin' there, hours an 'hours, an' doin 'nothin'.

    THE APOSTATE: written by Jack London

  • I can see prospects o 'settin' up a hoose o 'my ain, if you'll agree to share it with me.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • "Ay, I'll go doon the yaird an 'hae a reek," says Bandy, gettin up frae his seat, an 'settin' a 'the loons a-lauchin'.

    My Man Sandy

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