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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cline v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reclined p. pr. & vb. n. Reclining.]  To cause or permit to lean, incline, rest, etc.; to place in a recumbent position; as, to recline the head on the hand.
 The mother
 Reclined her dying head upon his breast.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·clin·ing, a. Bot. (a) Bending or curving gradually back from the perpendicular. (b) Recumbent.
 Reclining dial, a dial whose plane is inclined to the vertical line through its center. --Davies & Peck Math. Dict..

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : lying down; in a position of comfort or rest [syn: accumbent,
             decumbent, recumbent]
      n : the act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position