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recess

 [re´ses, re-ses´]
a small, empty space or cavity.
epitympanic recess a small upper space of the middle ear, containing the head of the malleus and the body of the incus. Called also attic and epitympanum.

re·cess

(rē'ses), [TA]
A small hollow or indentation.
Synonym(s): recessus [TA]
[L. recessus]

recessus

/re·ces·sus/ (re-ses´us) pl. reces´sus   [L.] a recess.

re·cess

(rē'ses) [TA]
A small hollow or indentation.
Synonym(s): recessus [TA] .
[L. recessus]

recessus

pl. recessus [L.] a recess.
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The implication of Britain as standing on the very verge of nothingness is reiterated several times in Tacitus' text, most notably in the speech of Calgacus: nos terrarum ac libertatis extremos recessus ipse ac sinus famae in hunc diem defendit ("Our remote position itself and our distant renown defend us to this day--we who live where both the world and liberty end," 30.
If this had been the case, Gostlin would not have crossed the Styx in Charon's boat (nec puppe lustrasses Charontis/horribiles barathri recessus (35-6)).