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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Recumbency Recumbence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n recumbency The state of being recumbent; the posture of reclining, leaning, or lying.
    • n recumbency Rest; repose; idleness.
    • n recumbency The act of reposing or resting in confidence.
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In literature:

He has not been many minutes in his recumbent attitude before being aroused from it.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
Head and recumbent crest black.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
The men once more resumed their recumbent positions, and all remained silent.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
When this fancy occurred, I started from my recumbent posture.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 461" by Various
Accompanied by the Brigadier (Chetwode), I rode into the midst of the sleeping mass, my horse picking his way through the recumbent figures.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
On he went, trusting to the current and keeping his recumbent position.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Burns got down on his knees and grasped the recumbent by the throat.
"The Young Bank Messenger" by Horatio Alger
The tars don't wait for a word more; but spring from their recumbent attitude, and out of the boat.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
His glance wandered idly over the recumbent Indians who were sound asleep, and then to those who watched.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The recumbent effigy in bronze rests upon this.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul" by Arthur Dimock
From their own recumbent position the white men replied, sending in the bullets fast.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He placed the lettuce under the nose of the recumbent goat, but Lily refused to eat.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Jonah is shown in a recumbent position on the ground.
"A Short Account of King's College Chapel" by Walter Poole Littlechild
He leaped the still recumbent guard at the entrance and ran towards his machine.
"The Ethical Engineer" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey
He had not risen from the recumbent position in which Alexander's prowess had placed him.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories" by Charles Weathers Bump
Billy roused himself from his recumbent position and leaned forward.
"The Camp Fire Girls Behind the Lines" by Margaret O'Bannon Womack Vandercook
On all fours or in a recumbent position one is safe.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
Approaching the foot of the slab, the old man addressed the recumbent figure.
"Pharos, The Egyptian" by Guy Newell Boothby
Then he looks at the recumbent TOFF.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
A hot blast of flame and gas swept over his recumbent figure.
"The Great Airship." by F. S. Brereton

In poetry:

Beyond the pasture's withered bents,
Upstanding hop, recumbent fleece,
And sheaves of wheat, like weathered tents,
A twilight bivouac of peace.
"Outside The Village Church" by Alfred Austin
Beyond the pasture's withered bents,
Upstanding hop, recumbent fleece,
And sheaves of wheat, like weathered tents,
A twilight bivouac of peace.
""Beyond the pasture's withered bents "" by Alfred Austin
When tempests cease, And, hush'd in peace,
The flatten'd surges, smoothly spread,
Deep silence keep, And seem to sleep
Recumbent on their oozy bed;
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
To the EVENING GALE. I love thee, wanton Wind ! I love thy wing
To gently winnow my recumbent form,
As on the moss-grown steep my length I fling,
And listen to the billows mutt'ring storm.
"Sonnet I" by Laura Sophia Temple
Wealth's wasteful tricks I will not learn,
Nor ape the glittering upstart fool;—
Shall not carved tables serve my turn,
But all must be of buhl?
Give grasping pomp its double share,—
I ask but one recumbent chair.
"Contentment" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
See yon Slave from Sus, recumbent, with his ebon arms outspread
On the marigolds he crushes to a sheet of golden flowers,
How the mystery of dreaming lends a halo to his head,
And exalts him to a level never reached in waking hours.
"Sleep" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Evan Bauer rides a recumbent bicycle that's steered by the rider's knees.
Fixed gear, single speed, cruiser, recumbent, in-tandem—regardless of the model, bicycling as transportation, recreation, politics, and culture contributes to urban form, contemporary life, and place-making.
Recumbent for the Incumbent.
Walking home from a trip to Otsiningo Park I spotted this apparition coming out from Truesdale St On a closer look, it is a three-wheeled streamlined recumbent bike, very cool.
I did not appreciate the recumbent figure, complete with exposed armpit.
Water is freezing in the fallen leaves as snow covers the recumbent trike bridge.
Or it might be actually that a small recumbent maker makes a video that is of interest.
Big Gamble's Rummage Sale 1220 E Harmon Ave, Suite C open 10-6 Thursday thru Saturday, Treadmill, Folding Bike Carrier, Recumbent Exercise Bike, clothing, Books.
I t's not just the intimacy of the narrow space, the staccato of recumbent bottles, or the undercounter light that falls indiscreetly on your thigh that gives tiny Bar Tonno its sexy air.
Recumbent for the Incumbent .
There's nothing laid-back about this two-wheel recumbent.