Definition of Recule

1. v. i. To recoil.



2. n. Recoil.

Definition of Recule

1. recuile [v RECULED, RECULING, RECULES] - See also: recuile

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Recule

rectus capitis posterior major
rectus capitis posterior minor
rectus femoris
rectus inferior
rectus lateralis
rectus medialis
rectus muscle of thigh
rectus superior
recubation
recuile
recuiled
recuiles
recuiling
recule (current term)
reculed
recules
reculing
recultivate
recultivated
recultivates
recultivating
recultivation
recumb
recumbed
recumbence
recumbencies
recumbency
recumbent

Literary usage of Recule

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1. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"To recule, p. To retreat ; from the French, reculer. ... and, if we shamefully recule or cowardly nee, we and all our sequel be destroyed and dishonoured ..."

2. Illustrations of Natural History: Wherein are Exhibited Upwards of Two by Dru Drury (1773)
"The edges of all the wings are plain. I received it from India. I have not feen it in any author. vive, comme elle recule du corps. ..."

3. The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troy by Raoul Lefèvre (1894)
"... recule and goo a back, 269 K; 37712; 468,,; 57125; recule and go back, 588 a; ... sb. gathering, collection, compilation, 3,; 4,,; recule, 502,; ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Also spelt recule, in the sense 'retreat ;' Eng. Gamer, vii. lid, ... I recule, I go backe, le recule; Se howe yonder gonne ..."

5. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"Barke to recule Spn,_ F ç ^ v, „¡ 4? recule,,. A retreat. Proclamation of Henry Til. To RECURE. To cure again, or recover ; or, simply, to cure. ..."

6. The Life of Wellington: The Restoration of the Martial Power of Great Britain by Herbert Maxwell (1900)
"La garde recule!" cried the men of Allix, Donzelot, ... La garde recule !" Oh, fatal cry! soon swelling into one still more dreadful—last tocsin of the ..."

7. The Chronicle of Froissart by Jean Froissart (1901)
"... to cause the Frenchmen to recule backe; and secondly, to cause their owne company also to recule backe to the towne. ..."

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