Recessed arch
Recessed Re*cessed" (r[-e]*s[e^]st"), a. 1. Having a recess or recesses; as, a recessed arch or wall. [1913 Webster]

2. Withdrawn; secluded. [R.] ``Comfortably recessed from curious impertinents.'' --Miss Edgeworth. [1913 Webster]

{Recessed arch} (Arch.), one of a series of arches constructed one within another so as to correspond with splayed jambs of a doorway, or the like. [1913 Webster]


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