double eagle

Definitions

  • Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are fighting each other across a river. This may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. Two Balkan men casually watch the battle from behind a wall
    Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are fighting each other across a river. This may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. Two Balkan men casually watch the battle from behind a wall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n double eagle a former gold coin in the United States worth 20 dollars
    • n double eagle (golf) a score of three strokes under par on a hole
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Double eagle a gold coin of the United States having the value of 20 dollars.
    • Double eagle a gold coin of the United States worth twenty dollars.
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Usage

In literature:

Above them fluttered the yellow Hohenstaufen banner with its double-headed black eagle.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Only a few years ago, two English archaeologists discovered a double-headed eagle in Asia.
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
On the sides and top are double-headed eagles with "M" on the breast.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
As a result, gold is less valuable than paper, and when I exchanged my double-eagles for paper I lost.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
The great seal on the envelope with the imperial double eagle, the stamp of the exchequer on the paper, left no room for doubt.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
I would have done so had it been the double-headed Russian eagle itself.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
The arms of Austria are the eagle; the double-headed eagle.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
The result was the discovery of three more double-eagles, making five in all.
"Terry's Trials and Triumphs" by J. Macdonald Oxley
The seal of authority which he was accustomed to use was a double eagle.
"William Bradford of Plymouth" by Albert Hale Plumb
With a little catching of his own breath the lawyer realized that among these were many eagles and double eagles.
"Jessica Trent: Her Life on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
There are also half-eagles, quarter-eagles, and double-eagles.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
We adopted the plan of admitting the Indians in squads, charging them a dollar each and taking a double-eagle from every twentieth man.
"Sawdust & Spangles" by W. C. Coup
But where, where, where, by all that's mysterious, can those double-eagles have flown?
"The Automobile Girls at Newport" by Laura Dent Crane
The double-headed Eagle had set his talons in British soil!
"The Great War in England in 1897" by William Le Queux
The general hastily broke the seal with its large double eagles, and in the neatest handwriting saw the reply to his despatch.
"For Sceptre and Crown, Vol. II (of II)" by Gregor Samarow
Many Cornish families bear double-headed =eagles=, and the number bearing =bezants= is really astonishing.
"The Curiosities of Heraldry" by Mark Antony Lower
One of the heads is Austria's double eagle; another, the Gallic cock; the third, Spain; the fourth, Bomba.
"Caricature and Other Comic Art" by James Parton
Here are fifteen double eagles.
"The Incendiary" by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
A day of yours against a double-eagle!
"Satan Sanderson" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Its double doors, sides, and corners were ornamented with carved eagles and brass gewgaws.
"When the Owl Cries" by Paul Bartlett
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In news:

The Mystery of the Double Eagle.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle, Las Vegas.
White lightning (under the screaming double) eagle strikes twice.
Following is the holes-in-one and double-eagles that were published in the Syracuse Post-Standard on July 21, 2011.
Riana Luque started the Eagles off with a double in the first inning.
Chugiak's Alex Shercliffe returns a shot against Eagle River in the mixed doubles match at Alaska Club East on Friday, Sept 21.
Big Wal­nut sopho­more Kate­lynn Chea­dle (14) col­lects one of her two dou­bles in the Golden Eagles' season-opening win over Card­ing­ton Mon­day after­noon in Sun­bury.
1 doubles senior Madi Sjahfiedin helped the Lady Eagles finish the season 12-5 beating Central Noble Tuesday.
Jeremy Ingram and Ray Willis each pitched in 16 points and five North Carolina Central players scored in double digits as the Eagles trounced Johnson & Wales (NC) 109-46 Monday night in a nonconference game.
In the midst of leading his first double-digit NFL comeback against the Eagles on Sunday, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith achieved another milestone, of sorts.
Meet the "Double Eagles" of Abilene , Texas.
The US Air Force is pushing to more than double the life of its stalwart F-15 Eagles with a series of upgrades.
American Eagle Outfitters' second-quarter net income more than doubled to $19.7 million from $9.7 million in the year-ago period.
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted at the Eagle River Lions Park each year has doubled since 2009.
Lindsay was one of five players in double figures for the Golden Eagles (2-0), who outscored Lipscomb (1-1) 47-38 in the second half.
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