How to use Recoil in a sentence
Sofia forced herself not to recoil, afraid to touch anyone.
Anything different doesn't seem as human to us and we instinctively recoil from it.
Stretching too far can cause your muscles to recoil and contract, to keep from being injured.
A bird when swimming extends its feet simultaneously or alternately in a backward direction, and so obtains a forward recoil.
It should smite the air intelligently and as a master, and its vigorous well-directed thrusts should in every instance elicit an upward and forward recoil.Advertisement
Along its path, an individual projectile may create fast recoil atoms which in turn may initiate collision cascades of moving target atoms.
The balloon floats because it is lighter than the air; the flying creature floats because it extracts from the air, by the vigorous downward action of its wings, a certain amount of upward recoil.
In practice however the recoil escapement is often more suitable.
In the most highly ionized regions of our models, the dominant heating process is electron recoil following Compton scattering.
Within limits the recoil effect of rifle cartridges is pretty negligible.Advertisement
Machiavelli does not seem to have calculated the force of this recoil.
By a natural recoil it produced licentiousness of conduct which the pastorals hotly denounce.
If water be struck with violence, the recoil obtained is great when compared with the recoil obtained from air similarly treated.
The figure-of-8 and kite-like action of the wing referred to lead us to explain how it happens that the wing, which in many instances is a comparatively small and delicate organ, can yet attack the air with such vigour as to extract from it the recoil necessary to elevate and propel the flying creature.
The air must be seized and let go in a certain order and at a certain speed to extract a maximum recoil.Advertisement
This is true, for example, of the lever escapement, where the interposition of the lever prevents recoil from affecting the balance.
The amount of light produced depends on the recoil energy.
We continue to hold the notion that recoil effect on the shooter is about 85 percent mental.
The purpose of the muzzle break is to reduce recoil forces.
How come guns that fire energy bolts have a recoil action on them?Advertisement
Its recoil control system must be one of the wonders of modern science.
But many recoil at the prospect that Plato is such a skeptic.
I recoil now to think how " brave " I used to be.
There 's a dab of ET in the way his extra-terrestrials try fooling around with a bicycle and nervously recoil when it falls over.
Now, some of you may recoil in horror at this idea.Advertisement
Simple dresses can be just as stunning as the other styles, so they're worth a look if you're constantly attracted to the fanciest dresses but recoil in horror as soon as you see the price tag.
While this is a fairly non-invasive procedure, many purists recoil from the idea of drilling anything into their guitar.
According to some reviews, the button takes about five seconds to recoil between each spray.
These machines, which are driven by compressed air, are very handy in use, as the height and direction of the cut may be readily varied; but the work is rather severe to the driver on account of the recoil shock of the piston, and an assistant is necessary to clear out the small coal from the cut, which limits the rate of cutting.
After a certain discount for friction and the recoil of the gun, the net work realized by the powder-gas as the shot advances AM is represented by the area Acpm, and this is equated to the kinetic energy e of the shot, in foot-tons, (I) e d2 I + p, a in which the factor 4(k 2 /d 2)tan 2 S represents the fraction due to the rotation of the shot, of diameter d and axial radius of gyration k, and S represents the angle of the rifling; this factor may be ignored in the subsequent calculations as small, less than I %.
Between pantheism and Unitarianism he seems to have balanced till his thirty-fifth year, always tending towards the former in virtue of the recoil from "anthropomorphism" which originally took him to Unitarianism.
The " no recoil " u see on the video is not a cheat.
But all too often we do n't recoil from our sin and reject it immediately.
And we should not recoil from our national history - rather we should make it more central to our education.
The Slavonic peoples, whose territories then extended to the Elbe, and embraced the whole southern shore of the Baltic, were beginning to recoil before the vigorous impetus of the Germans in the West, who regarded their pagan neighbours in much the same way as the Spanish Conquistadores regarded the Aztecs and the Incas.
But there are cases in which the motions of both bodies are appreciable, and must be taken into accountsuch as the projection of projectiles, where the velocity of the recoil or backward motion of the gun bears an appreciable proportion to the forward motion of the projectile; and such as the propulsion of vessels, where the velocity of the water thrown backward by the paddle, screw or other propeller bears a very considerable proportion to the velocity of the water moved forwards and sideways by the ship. In cases of this kind the energy exerted by the effort is distributed between the two bodies between which the effort is exerted in shares proportional to the velocities of the two bodies during the action of the effort; and those velocities are to each other directly as the portions of the effort unbalanced by resistance on the respective bodies, and inversely as the weights of the bodies.
I recoil at the thought of how misguided I then was.
Leib nitz's Monadology - which has little influence on his theism - may be viewed as a strong recoil from Spinoza's all-swallowing substance.
This enabled the gun to be layed from some little distance behind, so that the layer could be clear of recoil, and continuous laying was thus possible.
Though living in Paris he was in both these works the ardent exponent of that recoil against everything French which took place throughout Europe.
Jefferson, however, far from America in these years and unexposed to reactionary influences, came back with undiminished fervour of democracy, and the talk he heard of praise for England, and fearful recoil before even the beginning of the revolution in France, disheartened him, and filled him with suspicion.'
But Ritschl's recoil carries him so far that he is left alone with merely "practical" experience.
His recoil from Judaism is all the more intense because of St Paul.
Hermas sees that mere repentance is not enough to meet the backsliding condition in which so many Christians then were, owing to the recoil of inveterate habits of worldliness 4 entrenched in society around and within.
In this aversion to a purely or mainly intellectual training may be traced a recoil from the systematic metaphysics of Plato and Aristotle, whose tendency was to subordinate the practical man to the philosopher.
The air, as explained, is a very light, thin, elastic medium, which yields on the slightest pressure, and unless the wings attacked it with great violence the necessary recoil or resistance could not be obtained.
In the opening lines of the second and third books we can mark the recoil of a humane and sensitive spirit from the horrors of the reign of terror which he witnessed in his youth, and from the anarchy and confusion which prevailed at Rome during his later years.
In water we get a maximum recoil with a minimum of displacement; in air, on the contrary, we obtain a minimum recoil with a maximum of displacement.
May the ruin he hopes to bring upon us recoil on his own head, and may Europe delivered from bondage glorify the name of Russia!
The first volume of the Histoire et memoires de l'Academie (1733) contains many original papers by him upon a great variety of physical subjects, such as the motion of fluids, the nature of colour, the notes of the trumpet, the barometer, the fall of bodies, the recoil of guns, the freezing of water, &c.
It must launch itself in the ocean of air, and must extract from that air, by means of its travelling surfaces - however fashioned and however applied - the recoil or resistance necessary to elevate and carry it forward.