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

  climb-down \climb-down\ n.
     1. a retraction of a previously held position.
  
     Syn: withdrawal, backdown.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     Grand climacteric or Great climacteric, the sixty-third
        year of human life.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I should hardly yield my rigid fibers to be
              regenerated by them; nor begin, in my grand
              climacteric, to squall in their new accents, or to
              stammer, in my second cradle, the elemental sounds
              of their barbarous metaphysics.       --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]

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