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retract
used in The Mark of Athena

3 uses
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Definition
to take back; or to move back or in
in various senses, including:
  • to take back something previously said — such as a promise or opinion
  • to move back or in — such as an airplane's landing gear, or pulling your hand back after being burned
  • in surgery, the use of a medical instrument to draw skin or an organ back out of the way
  • The oars retracted.
    p. 115.3
  • On a normal trireme, most of the space would've been taken up with three rows of benches for a few hundred sweaty guys to do the manual labor, but Leo's oars were automated and retractable, so they took up very little room inside the hull.
    p. 59.8
  • The Argo II set down in the grassy field and the oars retracted.
    p. 383.8

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