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Ricochet [rikko-shay]


Anything repeated over and over again. The fabulous bird that had only one note was called the ricochet; and the rebound on water termed ducks and drakes has the same name. Marshal Vauban (1633–1707) invented a battery of rebound called the ricochet battery, the application of which was ricochet firing.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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