The Senate had, in fact, been in pro forma session when Obama issued his fiat that the body was in recess.
We then went into recess, with the Republicans still having a hold on this bill.
And, while we're at it, the mess of recess appointments is a significant impetus for substantial filibuster reform.
Unwilling to negotiate with hard-nosed Republicans, Obama installed Cordray in January in a recess appointment.
King said that the August recess deadline has a focusing effect.
When at recess the teacher offered her the book, she did not take it.
Upon any recess from war, they do not much attend the chase.
The afternoon had been spent in concealing the sapphire chest in a recess behind some rocks some distance from the hut.
From a recess covered by a shawl running on a string she took down her bodice.
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.