double-quick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj double-quick (of a marching cadence) very quick
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Double-quick Double-quick time, step, or march.☞ Double-quick time requires 165 steps, each 33 inches in length, to be taken in one minute. The number of steps may be increased up to 180 per minute.
    • a Double-quick (Mil) Of, or performed in, the fastest time or step in marching, next to the run; as, a double-quick step or march.
    • v. i. & t Double-quick (Mil) To move, or cause to move, in double-quick time.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n double-quick Milit., the quickest step next to the run, consisting of 165 steps to the minute, each 33 inches long. Also double-time.
    • double-quick Performed in the time of the double-quick; pertaining to or in conformity with the double-quick: as, double-quick step.
    • double-quick Very quick or hurried: as, he disappeared in double-quick time.
    • double-quick Milit., in double-quick step: as, we were marching double-quick.
    • double-quick Milit., to march in double-quick step.
    • double-quick Milit., to cause to march in double-quick step: as, the colonel double-quicked them.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj., adv Double-quick the pace next a run
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Usage

In literature:

There was no answer, but they came on double-quick.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
Thayer's brigade passed on at a double-quick.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
School's the place for you, and we've got to rake round and find a school in double-quick time'.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
To start and march briskly was now the only safety, and in double-quick time tents were down and sledges moving.
"Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal;" by Sherard Osborn
The rebels were soon dispersed, and the regiment returned at night on the double-quick.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
You clear out of here, double quick, or I'll have you in de lockup!
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
You are quick on my heels, messieurs; but I promised my cabman a double fare.
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
The supper ordered in the double-quick soon makes its appearance.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Then the cannon and the whole line were to advance at the double quick to the support of the vanguard.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
If there is, we'll muster him out double-quick.
"Captain Horace" by Sophie May
The accident was observed from the Josephine, and the gig piped away in double quick time.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
I've been wishing all the afternoon that I could push on the sun double-quick to the west.
"The Crown of Success" by Charlotte Maria Tucker
Formations made from marching order may often be done on the double-quick.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
Allen thought the march too slow, and he gave the order to go at double quick.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
PRINCE KARL, CUT IN TWO, TUMBLES HOME AGAIN DOUBLE-QUICK.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia Frederick The Great--Complete Table of Contents: 22 Volumes" by Thomas Carlyle
All steps and marchings and movements involving march are executed in "Quick Time" unless the squad (or company) be marching in "Double Time.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Up came an officer on the double-quick.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
I left the building at a double quick and made for the water-front.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
We mounted and came double quick, I tell you.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
We made for the railroad station double quick.
"Over the Seas for Uncle Sam" by Elaine Sterne
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In poetry:

And if one or two quick tears
Dropped upon his glossy ears
Or a sigh came double,
Up he sprang in eager haste,
Fawning, fondling, breathing fast,
In a tender trouble.
"To Flush, My Dog" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
O'er Neptune's domain, how extensive the scope,
Of quickly returning, how defiant the hope,
he Capes must be doubled, and then bear away
Three thousand good leagues to reach Botany Bay.
"Botany Bay 1786" by Anonymous Oceania
The redcoats have vanished; the last grenadier
Stepped into the boat from the end of our pier;
They found that our hills were not easy to climb,
And the order came, "Countermarch, double-quick time!"
"For The Centennial Dinner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
All praise to the colonel,— whose troops well in hand
At double-quick rush at the guns,
Or like a built wall on the battlefield stand,
Or hold without malice an enemy's land
As dear British mothers' own sons!
"A Dozen Ballads About White Slavery. IX. Our National Defenders" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

The downtown square surrounding the Farmers Market quickly filled for the crawl, and the number of people participating in just the 5K more than doubled this year, according to Clayton Lane, event director.
Society quickly inserted a standard double negative on every cover and in every advertisement.
The play will be run in slow motion, with offensive and defensive linemen standing up and lightly bumping into each other while the clock quickly ticks down to double zeros.
(Booth W-2374) has doubled its typical booth size to help highlight its expanded quick-change tooling product line.
"The throws from third, usually, when turning double plays are where you constantly learn better ways to be in position for throws that get on you with quick movement," said Johnson, a former second base man.
The duo released a double live album, Paintin' the Town Brown: Ween Live '90-'98, last year, but that was a quickly assembled archival set.
Tammy Hernandez joined Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr James Chan, and his patient, Holly, to find out more about quick fixes that can help us look and feel better in time for our holiday gatherings.
Hunter Watson added a deuce and the Hornets were off to a quick double-digit start in the first 6:00.
Brandi Metoyer had a quick answer when asked what makes double chocolate gooey butter cake with bourbon hot fudge sauce an award-winning dessert.
The company also says that the new device makes the process a quick one, boasting double the speed when importing a Blu-ray disc.
Mobile use of Pandora 's streaming service is growing quickly, and in the quarter through July, mobile listening nearly doubled from a year earlier and made up more than 75 percent of its 3.3 billion listener hours in the quarter.
Iran posed to double output of material that can be used quickly for nukes.
Use the Lisle Quick Quad Pad Spreader, No 29100, to quickly spread brake pads and compress disc brake pistons for pad replacement on single, double and quad piston calipers.
Just days after coming up short on their biggest fight of the season, Hebron quickly erased the 52-50 double overtime loss to Park Place and put their focus on the reigning 8-man football champions in Kemper Academy.
With single to double concave and beveled rails, this board has quick release and projects into turns.
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In science:

Instead, the double layer is driven out of equilibrium purely by nonlinear electrochemical relaxation within the cell, as counterions are absorbed into the double layer so quickly and in such large numbers that bulk diffusion becomes temporarily rate limiting, within each ac period.
Strongly nonlinear dynamics of electrolytes in large ac voltages
Because of the restriction that ω (M ) = ω (N ) in the double sum, the number of terms that must be evaluated in this expression does not increase too quickly if q is increased.
On the limit distributions of some sums of a random multiplicative function
Since we double the number of tests with each round, we will quickly come to a round that succeeds within the claimed number of tests.
Improved Adaptive Group Testing Algorithms with Applications to Multiple Access Channels and Dead Sensor Diagnosis
Afterwards, double Compton scattering (e + γ → e + 2γ ) was recognized to thermalize the background photons more efficiently by Lightman.20) If we include the double Compton scattering, it is found that the injected photons are thermalized and the Planck distribution is recovered quickly for t . 106 sec.
Cosmological Constraints on a Massive Neutrino
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