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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SETTING-OUT

In Paimpol again, on the last day of February, before the setting-out for Iceland.

The news of his Sister's setting-out relieved him of a great and continual anxiety.

I should like to emphasise the importance of the setting-out work necessary for brush-drawing.

But setting-out (p. 258) becomes much simpler after a little practice, and the good craftsman avoids over-planning.

Setting-out day sees a procession of three water-carriers going Indian file up one side of the knoll and down the other.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English settan (transitive) "cause to sit, put in some place, fix firmly; build, found; appoint, assign," from Proto-Germanic *(bi)satjan "to cause to sit, set" (cf. Old Norse setja, Swedish sätta, Old Saxon settian, Old Frisian setta, Dutch zetten, German setzen, Gothic satjan), causative form of PIE *sod-, variant of *sed- "to sit" (see sit (v.)). Also cf. set (n.2).

Intransitive sense from c.1200, "be seated." Used in many disparate senses by Middle English; sense of "make or cause to do, act, or be; start" and that of "mount a gemstone" attested by mid-13c. Confused with sit since early 14c. Of the sun, moon, etc., "to go down," recorded from c.1300, perhaps from similar use of the cognates in Scandinavian languages. To set (something) on "incite to attack" (c.1300) originally was in reference to hounds and game.

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