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ri ses

  • n  a state of abeyance or suspended business
  • n  a small concavity
  • n  an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
  • n  an enclosure that is set back or indented
  • n  a pause from doing something (as work)
  • v  put into a recess
    recess lights
  • v  make a recess in
    recess the piece of wood
  • v  close at the end of a session

  • The punt on health care reform comes so soon before the August recess because completing the legislative push was beginning to prove impossible before the recess.
  • Members strike agreement with party leaders to hold off on a full House vote on health care until after August recess.
  • The school has forbidden tag--as well as touch football and all other "chase" games--during recess, a move that made national headlines.
News & Articles

  • Otis Taylor’s Picks of the Week
    Southeastern Piano Festival, Recess Fest, Palmetto Idol, Coma Cinema, Angelus
    June 14, 2013 - The State
  • Birmingham man faces mandatory life without parole sentence for heroin trafficking
    Charles Askew Williams faces serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in a state prison when he is sentenced in August for his conviction for trafficking a large amount of heroin. He is the brother of a man who killed himself in during the recess of an unrelated trial in Walker County in February.
    June 14, 2013 - Birmingham News
  • X-Block to be cut from SHS schedule
    More than half of the high school’s disciplinary problems happen during the “glorified recess,” administrators say.
    June 14, 2013 - The Westerly Sun

  • Barack Obama in Foreign Policy (blog)
    As if shoving a trillion-dollar government takeover of health care down the throat of a disapproving American public wasn't enough, apparently the Obama administration intends to arrogantly circumvent the American people yet again by recess... Mitch McConnell CNN Jul 7, 2010 81050 108923 recess It's unfortunate that at a time when our nation is facing enormous challenges, many in Congress have decided to delay critical nominations for political purposes," Obama said in his statement announcing the appointments. "These recess...
  • John Paul Stevens in Montreal Gazette
    I shall retire from regular active service as an associate justice ...... effective the next day after the court rises for the summer recess this year,Stevens wrote in a letter to Obama.

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