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It is not written for the encouragement of recalcitrant boys.

He dropped into the boat, seating himself to face the recalcitrant Mulready.

"I b'lieve Judge More will," the recalcitrant admitted, and rode on.

They are so many turns of the screw, just to let the recalcitrant feel what can be done.

And it was Beasley himself who finally challenged the recalcitrant Sadie.

The recalcitrant third would be differently composed, but it would be on hand.

Think, gurrl, what the press can do to a recalcitrant lass like yoursel.

M. Vulfran sent one of his men off to search for his recalcitrant coachman.

But when she said as much after Janetta's departure, she found Margaret for once recalcitrant.

If the empirical facts are recalcitrant, so much the worse for them.

WORD ORIGIN

1823, from French récalcitrant, literally "kicking back" (17c.-18c.), past participle of recalcitrare "to kick back; be inaccessible," from re- "back" (see re-) + Latin calcitrare "to kick," from calx (genitive calcis) "heel." Used from 1797 as a French word in English.

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