Grand climacteric
climb-down climb-down n. 1. a retraction of a previously held position.

Syn: withdrawal, backdown. [WordNet 1.5]

{Grand climacteric} or {Great climacteric}, the sixty-third year of human life. [1913 Webster]

I should hardly yield my rigid fibers to be regenerated by them; nor begin, in my grand climacteric, to squall in their new accents, or to stammer, in my second cradle, the elemental sounds of their barbarous metaphysics. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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