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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]

re·cess

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

re·cess

(rē'ses) [TA]
A small hollow or indentation.
[L. recessus]
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This is commonly observed in aerospace pins made out of relatively soft materials and fitted with hex recesses that are prone to cam-out during torque overloading.
Historically, Hogue (2013) notes that presidents have never issued such appointments in recesses of less than 10 days.
evidence suggests that short recesses of ten or thirty days, which delay
The first thing that court said was that constitutionally when you look at the recess power, it was worded as applying to 'the recess' the reason that 'the' could only apply to the intersession recess that occurs between numbered sessions of a congress...The court rejected that broad constitutional interpretation, saying there have been many instances where presidents have appointed during intra-session recesses and any distinction between inter-session and intra-session recesses."
Circuit not only held that the president's appointments were unconstitutional but did so by holding that the president could make recess appointments only during intersession recesses and only when the vacancies had begun during that recess, (14) thereby upending long established, and previously uncontroversial, recess appointments practice.
The court observed that under the literal language of the Recess Appointment Clause, the president is authorized to fill vacancies during "the recess" of the Senate--a phrase that uses a definite article ("the" rather than "a") and a singular noun ("recess" rather than "recesses").
however, prior to the 1940s, in part because intrasession recesses were
Patrica is firmly of the opinion that it makes no difference whether you park the bar of soap after use in either of the two recesses provided or - horror of horrors - merely on the flat surface of the basin, ignoring the recesses altogether.
The same holds true, obviously, for the Christmas recess, the August recess and some of the other recesses, as well.
Clad in honey coloured lumaquela stone, the long thin block appears as an impermeable casket, punctured only by ingenious pivoting stone shutters that create deep recesses in the facade, like watchful eyes.
Adjacent to these defects was a significant amount of soft tissue in both lateral recesses of the sphenoid sinus.