Because the Senate was opening and ending sessions every three days, Bush was prevented the option of a recess appointment.
We then went into recess, with the Republicans still having a hold on this bill.
The House and Senate are both scheduled to be in recess next week as the clock runs out on funding for the federal government.
First, the only “recess” that counted was the one that started at the end of a Senate session.
Washington, D.C. and the American political system are spending the August recess fixated on the battle over health care reform.
When at recess the teacher offered her the book, she did not take it.
When the thirty minute recess ended, the Israeli delegate arose.
The afternoon had been spent in concealing the sapphire chest in a recess behind some rocks some distance from the hut.
And when, at recess, she ran, the medal swung to and fro on its ribbon.
Then, without any warning, a Silver Man came out of a recess behind the image of the god.
1530s, "act of receding," from Latin recessus "a going back, retreat," from recessum, past participle of recedere "to recede" (see recede). Meaning "hidden or remote part" first recorded 1610s; that of "period of stopping from usual work" is from 1620s, probably from parliamentary notion of "recessing" into private chambers.
1809, from recess (n.). Related: Recessed; recessing.
recess re·cess (rē'sěs', rĭ-sěs')
A small hollow or an indented area.