drawing back


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drawing back

[′drȯ·iŋ ′bak]
(metallurgy)
Reheating hardened steel to a temperature below the critical temperature in order to change its hardness.
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Every movement and every step has to be practiced--this includes drawing back your bow.
Author of the guide Jonquil Lowe said: ``Rather than drawing back from life, retirement can be a new and enjoyable phase when you can grasp life's opportunities to the full.
It's unfortunate that, by drawing back at key personal points such as these, Goodall undercuts her intention of showing her beliefs, relying instead on straightforward testimony.