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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 The retraction may be express, as when notice is given that the offer is withdrawn; or, tacit as by the death of the offering party, or his inability to complete the contract; for then the consent of one of the parties has been destroyed,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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However, this hypothesis is speculative, and more research is needed on why journals have or have not adopted retracted policies.
The structure has been designed to support netting in such a way that it can be retracted when not required.
So, before you add oil, make sure the scraper is in the parked position with all cylinders retracted.
Retracted studies continue to be cited in medical studies, partly because publishers do not always make it clear that a study has been withdrawn.
The British medical journal The Lancet has retracted a 1998 study suggesting a link between autism and the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, reports USA Today.
A major British medical journal has retracted a flawed study linking the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism and bowel disease.
A TOP medical journal has officially retracted a research paper which linked the MMR vaccine and autism.
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There's also the chance some editors may not know what is being retracted.
According to the airline, a glitch was found in a device that senses the direction of wheels after they are retracted.