used in Lonesome Dove
only 1 use
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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
- The recoil had knocked him off the wagon, but even so it had been hard to get free of the dream.
Chapters 40-41 (75% in)
There are no more uses of "recoil" in Lonesome Dove.