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recoil
used in The Lightning Thief

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Definition
to 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
  • I recoiled at the taste, because I was expecting apple juice.
    Chapter 5 (19% in)

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