from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The sitting up of a woman to see her friends after her confinement; also, the feast held on such an occasion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A sitting up of a woman after her confinement, to receive and entertain her friends.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete A
sittingup of a womanafter her confinement, to receive and entertain her friends.
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I am once more, blessed be God for all his mercies to me! enabled, on my upsitting, to thank you, and my noble lord, for all your kind solicitudes for my welfare.
In the first place, I must heartily congratulate thy happy condition, and must rejoice at thy upsitting, whom God hath raised from the bed of despair: welcome David out of the deep, Daniel out of the lion's den, Jonah from the whale's belly, welcome Job from the dunghill, restored to health and wealth again.
Good Thoughts in Bad Times and Other Papers. 1608-1661 1863