from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To curve (something) backward or downward or become curved backward or downward.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To curve again, to rebend.
- v. To curve back on itself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To curve in an opposite or unusual direction; to bend back or down.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To curve back; turn backward. Also recurvate.
- To be recurved.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. curve or bend (something) back or down
In connection with the proper classification to be assigned to those borderline loop-tented arch cases where an appendage or spike is thrusting out from the recurve, it is necessary to remember that _an appendage or a spike abutting upon a recurve at right angles in the space between the shoulders of a loop on the outside is considered to spoil the recurve_.
A mountain muley with a a recurve is about as dream hunt as it gets.
The recurve is great for bowfishing but if you really want to succed with deer and turkeys get a 60-70 lb compound with 80% let off.
(A male and female archer compete in recurve or compound disciplines.)
My recurve is only a thirty: that one's a total girl bow.)
So you know, whether this thing heads -- remains inland and stays like say in Western South Carolina, and dumps a ton of rain in the mountains and causes some flooding there, or whether it actually curve -- continues to recurve, which is what we think it might actually do, and then head out to sea, that would be the best case scenario.
Also, since most hurricanes begin to "recurve" toward the northeast upon reaching our latitude, such a storm usually passes by to the east (Hazel didn't), placing us in its less intense western, or left-hand semi-circle.
We have several deer mounts ranging in size from spike (first recurve kill) to a large 3 x 4 blacktail.
I have a recurve that I practice with that strengthens my arms, back and shoulders.
I have used them on compound bows and they work great, but when I switch to recurve they came off of my knuckles and would skip way off target.
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