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retract
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The War of the Worlds
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  • Most of its arms were retracted, but with three long tentacles it was fishing out a number of rods, plates, and bars which lined the covering and apparently strengthened the walls of the cylinder.

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  • The cat retracted her claws.
  • She retracted her earlier statements after getting to know him better.

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