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- Verb

To shut up; to seclude.

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    A recluse is a person who lives in voluntary seclusion from the public and society. The word is from the Latin recludere, which means "shut up" or "sequester". Historically, the word referred to a hermit's total isolation from the world. Examples are Symeon of Trier, who lived within the great Roman gate Porta Nigra with permission from the Archbishop of Trier, or Theophan the Recluse, the 19th-century Orthodox monk who was later glorified as a saint. Celebrated figures who spent, or have spent, significant portions of their lives as recluses include Virgil, Meng Haoran, Michelangelo, Isaac Newton, Emily Brontë, J. D. Salinger, Bobby Fischer, Emily Dickinson, Gustave Flaubert, Paul Cézanne, Nikola Tesla, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, H. P. Lovecraft, Thomas Ligotti, Marie Curie, Marcel Proust, Howard Hughes, Greta Garbo, George Harrison, Mina Mazzini, Jackson Pollock, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Glenn Gould, Jean-Luc Godard, Thomas Pynchon, John Swartzwelder, Paul Allen, Layne Staley, Richard Proenneke, Syd Barrett, Michael Jackson and Mark Hollis .

  • Mediterranean recluse spider

    Mediterranean recluse spider

    Loxosceles rufescens, the Mediterranean recluse spider, originated in the Mediterranean region as its name implies, but is now found worldwide.

  • Zachariah the Recluse

    Venerable Zachariah the Recluse of Egypt was called to aid society's outcast. He served the homeless and poor, and is remembered as a monastic father.

  • The Story of a Recluse

    The Story of a Recluse has been the title of at least three works of fiction.

  • Summons for a Recluse

    "Summons for a Recluse" (traditional Chinese: 招隱士; simplified Chinese: 招隐士; pinyin: Zhāo yǐnshì; "Summons for a Recluse") is one of the 17 major sections of the ancient Chinese poetry collection Chu ci , also known as The Songs of the South or The Songs of Chu. The "Summons for a Recluse" is a short but influential poem (Hawkes, 2011 : 244). The actual poet is not known; but, Liu An or an associate are likely as authors (Hawkes, 2011 : 243).

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    Brown Recluse is a racing horse owned by Timothy Heinrichs. She was sired by Unbridled Man with The Tax Lady as the dam.

  • Desert Recluse (horse)

    Desert Recluse is a racing horse owned by The Hill Top Partnership. She was bred by John J. Foley & Miss Ann Aungier and sired by Redback with Desert Design as the dam.

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  • Evans' recluse

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