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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
3. Motion Conjoined with Force
 
277. Recoil.
 
  
NOUN:RECOIL; reaction, retroaction; revulsion; rebound, ricochet, backlash, repercussion, recalcitration; kick, contrecoup [F.]; springing back &c. v.; elasticity [See Elasticity]; reflexion, reflex, reflux; reverberation (resonance) [See Resonance]; rebuff, repulse; return.
  ducks and drakes; boomerang; spring.
  REACTIONARY, reactionist, recalcitrant.
  
VERB:RECOIL, react; balk, jib; spring -, fly -, bound- back; rebound, reverberate, repercuss, recalcitrate; echo, ricochet.
  
ADJECTIVE:RECOILING &c. v.; refluent, repercussive, recalcitrant, reactionary, revulsive, retroactive.
  
ADVERB:on the recoil &c. n.

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