Thesaurus / retractile
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A retractile spring can be adjusted to cause cut-off at any required current.

The retractile spring should sharply return all the leaves of the screen to their normal positions when the key is released.

Visual SignalingSignal Corps United States Army

Tentacular arms long, not retractile; resisting apparatus well developed.

The claws are not retractile, or at most semi-retractile as in the Panda.

The mimosa, when too long exposed to each rude touch, loses its retractile sensibility.

The crank bar is operated by a key and retractile spring which serve to reveal and cut off the flash.

Visual SignalingSignal Corps United States Army

The animal has a well-developed foot, a retractile proboscis, eyes situated upon the tentacles, and a fairly long siphon.

The Sea-beach at Ebb-tideAugusta Foote Arnold

Tentacular -um: retractile processes on the larvae of Lepidoptera.

It will be noted that Fulgur has a comparatively long and stout proboscis, or snout, which is not retractile.

The Sea-beach at Ebb-tideAugusta Foote Arnold

The proper stings which inflict the wound: retractile within the sheath, externally serrulate at the apex.

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