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TO RETRACT. To withdraw a proposition or offer before it has been accepted.
     2. This the party making it has a right to do is long as it has not been accepted; for no principle of law or equity can, under these circumstances, require him to persevere in it.
     3. The retraction may be express, as when notice is given that the offer is withdrawn; or, tacit as by the death of the offering party, or his inability to complete the contract; for then the consent of one of the parties has been destroyed, before the other has acquired any existence; there can therefore be no agreement. 16 Toull. 55.
     4. After pleading guilty, a defendant will, in certain cases where he has entered that plea by mistake or in consequence of some error, be allowed to retract it. But where a prisoner pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny, and sentence has been passed upon him, he will not be allowed to retract his plea, and plead not guilty. 9 C. & P. 346; S. C. 38 E. C. L. R. 146; Dig. 12, 4, 5.

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Waiting so long to retract information provides the opportunity for publication, and the possibility that those who read information contained in the first release may not see the retraction.
These revolutionary devices use a patented friction ring mechanism that causes the contaminated needle to retract automatically from the patient into the barrel of the device, a feature that is designed to prevent reuse.
However, weaker-than-expected economic data in June has made the bank retract its prediction.
Once connected and tightened into the car's LATCH restraints, the Posi-LATCH(TM) system automatically retracts and tightens with the movement of the car and weight of the child for a secure fit to the vehicle.
Users can also employ shop air piped through the core to hold the part to the cavity while the core retracts.
Founded in 1990, the Med-Design Corporation has developed technology related to 38 safety needle products designed to enable medical workers to perform a wide range of medical procedures with products that retract the needle into a protective housing rendering the contaminated needle inoperative.
The new product has an innovative design in which the needle retracts into the device with a simple push of a button.
An hydraulic piston is installed in each melt stream; one injects while the other retracts, pulling melt out of the cavity back into the sprue.
The tilt-vent slide version retracts under the roof skin, adding a touch of luxury to a vehicle.
John Chung hereby retracts the statements he issued on February 25 and 26, 2003 with respect to American Entertainment & Animation Corporation (Pink Sheets:AEAN) and confirms that the acquisition by the Company of Cyper Entertainment Inc.
When the mold-table halves close around the sides of the parison, they support it momentarily while the belt conveyor retracts to a stand-by position.
Virginia Beach, retracts a press release disseminated on May 1, 1992,