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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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DEEP-SITTEN, adj. comb. Applied to eggs in which the chick has actually begun to form (Fif.1 1940; also simply deep). Also found in n.Eng. dial.

[Eng. deep, adv., + sitten, pa.p. of Sit.]

Deep-sitten adj. comb.

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