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throwback

(thro'bak)
1. To reflect. See: atavism
2. To impair progress.

throwback

see atavism.
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Pepsi Throwback was initially offered as a limited-time-only product in April 2009 and reappeared for several other limited runs.
Unlike the winger of yore, the modern flank player is unable to spend his energies exclusively on attack, though, of course, there are throwbacks.
On any given day, you might be served a cup of joe (or tea) and a buttery, delicious scone by someone who looks like a throwback to grunge music's glory days.
Throwback uniforms and an older-look fabric rule the day here.
Also ushering in this throwback to the golden age of rap were Blackalicious with ``Blazing Arrow,'' Jurassic 5's ``Power in Numbers'' and the Roots' latest, ``Phrenology.
In addition to the hits, Stevens along with the rest of the band - Kirk Pengilly, Garry Beers and the Farriss brothers Andrew, Jon and Tim - have penned two songs that are throwbacks to that classic INXS funk sound.