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receiving line

n.
A line of people formed to greet arriving guests individually, as at a formal gathering.

receiv′ing line`


n.
a row formed by the hosts, guests of honor, or the like, to greet guests formally, as at a reception.
[1930–35, Amer.]
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In the crossdocking area's six receiving lines, full cartons are offloaded from an import container onto a powered extendable conveyor.
In addition to the usual courtesies connected with dancing and etiquette, character instruction is also provided regarding the following: honor, respect, ethics, sportsmanship, acknowledgments of gifts, behavior at cultural and civic events, correspondence, inter-action in groups, introductions, paying and receiving compliments, receiving lines, table manners, instructional dinners, electronic etiquette, cell phone courtesy, and many other areas of social conduct.
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Council members were told that receiving lines in the area were underwater due to the unusual rainfall amounts and that sewage was backing up because many residents have "illegal floor drains and sump pumps" putting water from yards and basements into the sewage systems.
AoMany said they are still often bypassed in receiving lines and the male standing beside them is greeted as AoMr AmbassadorAo.
The women-only policy is another inclusion illusion that cannot begin to catch up with the exclusion of women artists from the receiving lines of art journalism.
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The lost arts seem to be a priority in cotillion; students learn about introductions, receiving lines, presenting oneself, shaking hands and making polite conversation.
But you can pretty much have what you want these days, there are less receiving lines and more people prefer to mingle with guests rather than have something structured.
Other people have substituted receiving lines instead of dances.
Four different field-installable keying combinations are offered per the FDDI specification, and polarization prevents transmitting and receiving lines from being crossed.