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  • noun Plural form of cit.


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  • When men and women glanced at his alert, well-set-up figure and shoulders, that even when he wore "cits" seemed to support epaulets, and smiled approvingly, Swanson thought they sneered.

    The Lost Road

  • Willett had planned to be the last to leave, expectant of ovation that should out-thunder all others, but the officer in charge apparently would not see that regulations were being ignored, that cadets were on their feet about the head of certain tables, actually clinging to would-be going fellows, in unbecoming and unaccustomed "cits," while he was forcibly restrained by none.

    Tonio, Son of the Sierras A Story of the Apache War

  • They counted on his court-martial and downfall when brought back to the post in "cits" by

    Under Fire

  • He had to strike a light; he struck several matches; found the clothes, slipped out of the "cits" and into his own.

    Lanier of the Cavalry or, A Week's Arrest

  • "Hwat's he mean by coming here in 'cits'?" said Snaffle, in hoarse whisper, to his commander.

    Lanier of the Cavalry or, A Week's Arrest

  • All through the regiment the story had gone the rounds of how Sanders had arrested him on the train in "cits" and evident intent to desert, and how Devers had ordered his release, virtually assuming responsibility for the entire affair, and no man could account for

    Under Fire

  • We filled Rafferty up, for Cary'd made up his mind he was going to Rawdon's wedding in 'cits' instead of soldier clothes, and he was bent on borrowing a suit of Lieutenant

    Lanier of the Cavalry or, A Week's Arrest

  • So when Mona Minot, a young and reasonably attractive fellow editor, tells him about an intriguing discovery she's made among the files of millions of "cits," Billy feigns interest.


  • "cits" when making decisions about what goes into the next edition of a dictionary.


  • "Danny boy," broke in Dave, "I don't want to spoil a pleasant conversation, but I would like to remind you that, if we are to make much of our evening ashore, we shall do well to change to 'cits' at once.

    Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service or, With Dan Dalzell on European Duty


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