[Ads-l] "[The blue moon] _sat_ at about 5:30."

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jul 31 13:55:45 UTC 2015


Past tense of:


sit, v.,  13.a. Of things: To have place or location; to be situated.  Applied to another cosmic body in:

1978   Sci. Amer. May 65/2   The idea of an exploding clump of matter sitting somewhere in space offers no natural way to account for the existence of the cosmic background radiation.

Joel
      From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
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In an e-mail from the Harvard University Retirees Assoc. Could be merely a
typo, of course, it being unlikely that sit/set is going the way of
lie/lay. But...

Youneverknow.

-- 
-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
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