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 for Recoil escapement
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recoil \Re*coil"\, n.
     1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as,
        the recoil of nature, or of the blood.
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     2. The state or condition of having recoiled.
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              The recoil from formalism is skepticism. --F. W.
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     3. Specifically, the reaction or rebounding of a firearm when
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     Recoil dynamometer (Gunnery), an instrument for measuring
        the force of the recoil of a firearm.
     Recoil escapement. See the Note under Escapement.
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