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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-11-11 23:33:55

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'repost' for 'riposte'

A riposte is a retaliatory action, in fencing or in debate. On the internet, debate involves posting and reposting text. >1000 ghits, e.g.,

Repost: One of the most important moves in fencing is the repost: a move where
by the duelist. parries an attack and comes back instantly ...

Learn the basic skills of stance, lunge, parry and repost, as well as the importance of concentration, coordination and agility. … vities.asp

When you finish your lunge, you should be stable and able to easily recover, parry, repost, continue to another advance lunge, etc.

He is able, in battle, to deflect a storm of blows for his enemy before
delivering a well-timed lunge or repost.

The harsh austerity demanded by Clinton’s bailout in early 1995 was a repost
against the insurgency of the Mexican working class.

here at The RRMB we come to repost against The violence of neo-conservative rhetoric. … etlastpost

Let me repost to you exactly what I said, “That does not mean I support such ends…



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