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recourse
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
a different way to accomplish something when the preferred way doesn't work
  • ...round pink cheeks that refused to look formidable, let him frown as he would before the looking-glass (Philip had once told him of a man who had a horseshoe frown, and Tom had tried with all his frowning might to make a horseshoe on his forehead), he had had recourse to that unfailing source of the terrible, burnt cork, and had made himself a pair of black eyebrows that met in a satisfactory manner over his nose, and were matched by a less carefully adjusted blackness about the chin.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- Maggie's Second Visit (69% in)

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