Definition of Buckling:
- "The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain", G. A. Henty.
- "The Devil's Paw", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
Those aboard the Lively must have understood that her shots were doing no damage, for after twenty minutes or more the cannonading ceased; but we continued strengthening the defense, for, as Hiram said: " If the Britishers are fools enough to give us a chance to do as we will, it's a case of buckling to it the best we know how."- "The Minute Boys of Boston", James Otis.