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The eight oars stopped, and resisting the water, created a retrograde motion.
Pickwick advancing towards him with the chaise whip in his hand, than he exchanged the rotary motion in which he had previously indulged, for a retrograde movement of so very determined a character, that it at once drew Mr.
Every planet retrogrades at some time and this is usually thought to indicate a period of seemingly inevitable or fated events on a personal, national and global level.
In spring and fall, the 833rd Transportation Battalion ships ammunition from Naval Magazine Indian Island, Washington State, to Valdez in south-central Alaska; pushes new ammunition into the Alaska region; and retrogrades old ammunition from Valdez back to NMII.