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recessional

a hymn sung as the clergy and choir withdraw from the chancel at the conclusion of a church service
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6 -- The verses given below are from the poem Recessional by Rudyard Kipling which he composed on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1867.
2 million jobs with it and exerting even greater recessional impact on the economy.
The couple's processional song was Canon in D by Pachelbel and recessional song was Give the World a Smile by the Wichita Gospel Assembly Band.
The Observatory has been the site of many important findings including the discovery of the large recessional velocities (redshift) of galaxies by Vesto Slipher in 1912-1914 (a result that led ultimately to the realization the universe is expanding), and the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930.
Rudyard Kipling was so overcome by the events on that long-gone day in 1897, by the hubris, the triumphalism, that he penned perhaps his finest poem, Recessional, a prophetic warning at the glorious height of empire that empires do not last.
Bhowmick will be invited by QF's vice president of Education, Dr Abdulla al-Thani to receive the key to open the 'Door to the Future,' and to lead the recessional students through it as dignitaries including QF chairperson HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser look on.
Most, if not ALL popstars welcome deals w/products 2 offset costs of big budget vids in these recessional music industry times.
Changing the rules of the game to get the edge to compete and providing a platform for these businesses to do this on a global scale will go a long way to changing the recessional tide.
Almost every dyeing and knitting unit is going through the recessional phase due to the shortage of cotton yarn, said Saod Vinod K Thapar, President of the Knitwear Club.
What's new in the recessional 2010s is public poetry's ubiquity.
A racially derogatory term for the breed of kaffirbeeste (for instance as referred to in the historical novel by Marguerite Poland, Recessional for Grace, 2004: 80).