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Blanks — which contain gunpowder but not a real bullet — are sometimes used to more effectively mirror the effects of shooting a firearm, such as recoil.
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Instead, he developed a new concept based on the energy recoil of tendons and ligaments.
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When looking for signs of electrons recoiling as other particles slammed into them, the team observed extra recoils of electrons at low energies, well beyond the number predicted by standard physics.
AN UNEXPECTED RESULT FROM A DARK MATTER EXPERIMENT MAY SIGNAL NEW PARTICLESEMILY CONOVERJUNE 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
They used to treat these “electronic recoils” as background noise, and indeed many of these events are caused by mundane sources such as radioactive lead and krypton isotopes.
DARK MATTER EXPERIMENT FINDS UNEXPLAINED SIGNALNATALIE WOLCHOVERJUNE 17, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
In their new analysis, the physicists examined electronic recoils in the first year’s worth of XENON1T data.
DARK MATTER EXPERIMENT FINDS UNEXPLAINED SIGNALNATALIE WOLCHOVERJUNE 17, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Danton began to recoil from the gulf opening before him, and wished to return to alliance with the Girondists.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
A slight tremor passed over the whiteness of her face; he took it for the vibration of some spiritual recoil.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
May this blood recoil upon those who are really guilty of those crimes.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
When the enemy approached, one or two volleys caused his column to recoil in confusion.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
The recoil staggered him, but he recovered himself without going over, and instantly roared out a horse-laugh.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO RECOIL

  • bolted
  • bounced
  • bound
  • hippety hop
  • hopped
  • hurdled
  • leapt
  • loped
  • lopped
  • rebounded
  • recoiled
  • skittered
  • started
  • startled
  • tripped
  • vaulted
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