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used in Lonesome Dove

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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)

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