The most advanced detail which occurs in pre-Conquest buildings is the recessing of arches in orders.
A special device is used for recessing and will be described later.
This difficulty may be overcome by recessing the wheel face, as in Fig. 2043, in which the wheel is shown in section.
The recessing should extend half way up the radial back of the tooth at t.
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.