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  • F. "asseoir"'to set', 'place', Lat. "ad sedere"), older English for an upper servant who brought on and removed the dishes from the table.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • (O.F. “asseour”, M.L. “adsessor” ‘one who sets the table’; cf.F. “asseoir” ‘to set’, ‘place’, Lat. “ad sedere”), older English for an upper servant who brought on and removed the dishes from the table.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • On ne leur permet pas de s'y asseoir à côté des blancs.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 1, January 1916

  • CAMPER, vivre au camp; asseoir un camp; installer.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • The signification of the word assizes in this connection is derived from the French verb asseoir, whose past participle is assis.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • But he was not hung up until October 1449, when, after Talbot had left the Vieux Palais, the Council joyfully gave orders to Laurent des Loges, "pour pendre et asseoir certaine cloche nommée Rouve estant en la tour du beffroy"; and in the town accounts stands the cheery item of "Sept sous six deniers pour vin donné aux ouvriers," when it was hung on the very

    The Story of Rouen

  • 'Je vous prie de vous asseoir,' he said, on such an occasion, with gentle mockery.

    Chopin : the Man and His Music

  • Estant auec de plus grands que vous, principalement s'ils ont du pouuoir sur vous, ne parlez pas deuant que d'estre interroge, & alors leuez-vous debout, decouurez-vous, repondez en pen de mots, si toutesfois l'on ne vous donne conge de vous asseoir, ou de vous tenir couuert.

    George Washington's Rules of Civility

  • "Je vous prie de vous asseoir," he said on such an occasion with gentle mockery.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • Il m'invita un jour a diner a son club et au moment de me faire asseoir a cote de lui, il me retint et me dit: 'Je voudrais vous demander de m'accorder quelque chose.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

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