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Definitionto move backward suddenly — especially:
- the backward jerk of a gun or cannon when it is fired
- when a person draws back from someone or something, as with fear, disgust, or pain
- Then he recoiled with an oath.Chapter 12 (70% in)
- My hand will fall to my side, the revolver, pulled by the elastic will recoil to the door, jarred by the door-handle it will detach itself from the elastic and fall.Chapter 16 (99% in)
There are no more uses of "recoil" in And Then There Were None.
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