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- Before his upraised hand the foul Messenger recoiled, and Gandalf coming seized and took from him the tokens: coat, cloak, and sword.5.10 — Book 5 Chapter 10 — The Black Gate Opens (78% in)
- The hobbits recoiled.6.8 — Book 6 Chapter 8 — The Scouring of the Shire (92% in)
There are no more uses of "recoil" in The Return of the King.
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