congee

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a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast

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(architecture) a concave molding

formal permission to depart

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an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal

depart after obtaining formal permission

perform a ceremonious bow

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Such courtship by proxy is mocked by Mumford: Do not tye my toung from speaking, My lips from kissing when occasion serves, My hands from congees, and my knees to bow To gallant Gyrles; which were a taske more hard, Then flesh and bloud is able to indure.