Middle English retret, from Anglo-French retrait, from past participle of retraire to withdraw, from Latin retrahere, from re- + trahere to draw. First Known Use: 14th century.
of a glacier>
b (1) : the usually forced withdrawal of troops from an enemy or from an advanced position (2) : a signal for retreating
c (1) : a signal given by bugle at the beginning of a military flag-lowering ceremony (2) : a military flag-lowering ceremony
|Cecily & J in cool hats|
|Linda and me|
And the next weekend I spent with Linda Vogt, my pal from CCC, the woundrous Journalism instructor emeritus. She’s working on a mystery novel, which she’s generously sharing with her pals. While the meals were not gourmet without Ms. Cecily and Ms. J around, we had enough coffee and chocolate to get us through. While we were there, we were totally withdrawn from the world, in a frozen fog, for day after day. We barely saw the Columbia River Valley, and didn’t even hope to see the icicles of Mt. Adams and Hood. Rafi had a great time, too.