Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
3. Motion Conjoined with Force

277. Recoil.

   NOUN:RECOIL; reaction, retroaction; revulsion; rebound, ricochet, backlash, repercussion, recalcitration; kick, contrecoup [F.]; springing back &c. v.; elasticity [See Elasticity]; reflexion, reflex, reflux; reverberation (resonance) [See Resonance]; rebuff, repulse; return.
  ducks and drakes; boomerang; spring.
  REACTIONARY, reactionist, recalcitrant.
   VERB:RECOIL, react; balk, jib; spring -, fly -, bound- back; rebound, reverberate, repercuss, recalcitrate; echo, ricochet.
   ADJECTIVE:RECOILING &c. v.; refluent, repercussive, recalcitrant, reactionary, revulsive, retroactive.
   ADVERB:on the recoil &c. n.