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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Retort \Re*tort"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retorted}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Retorting}.] [L. retortus, p. p. of retorquere; pref. re-
      re- + torquere to turn twist. See {Torsion}, and cf.
      {Retort}, n., 2.]
      1. To bend or curve back; as, a retorted line.
                     With retorted head, pruned themselves as they
                     floated.                                             --Southey.
      2. To throw back; to reverberate; to reflect.
                     As when his virtues, shining upon others, Heat them
                     and they retort that heat again To the first giver.
      3. To return, as an argument, accusation, censure, or
            incivility; as, to retort the charge of vanity.
                     And with retorted scorn his back he turned.
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