counterbuff

counterbuff

(ˈkaʊntəˌbʌf)
n
1. a retaliatory blow
2. a blow made in the opposite direction
3. a sudden check to progress or action
References in classic literature ?
But if the cuff was fairly given, I will be judged by the good men around, if it was not as well repaid or, if thou thinkest I still owe thee aught, and will stand forth for another counterbuff ''
Despite his determination to kill her, "the beams thereof [i.e., of her majesty] so strake his eyes with such a counterbuff unto his pride that, if his anger could not so quickly love, nor his pride so quickly honour, yet both were forced to find a worthiness" (NA, p.