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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.
Grand climacteric or Great climacteric, the sixty-third
year of human life.
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.
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