• WordNet 3.6
    • n double-u the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet
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  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “If u have money buy gold. It is going to double in value.”


In literature:

S-q-u-double e-r-s-Squeers, noun substantive, a educator of youth.
"The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby" by Charles Dickens
It is a bent glass tube, double U shaped, into which a little water is poured.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
His efforts to vault lingually over the first "double-u" excited much mirth.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
A double, converging line of white foam marked the track of a torpedo from the doomed U-boat.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Observations of double stars made at the U.S. naval observatory.
"United States Government Publications, v. 8 Jan-Jun 1892" by Compiled
The Dictionary, in fact, explains that the proper sound of this letter is really a "half u" instead of a "double u.
"Life's Minor Collisions" by Frances Warner
The U- and double U-forms are employed mostly for plums, apricots, peaches and nectarines.
"Dwarf Fruit Trees" by F. A. Waugh
U Double Band Intermediate Pulley for Comb 9-3/8 in.
"Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery" by Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.

In news:

The new U-Fuel 'Double Fire Resistant' Box station at Atlantic Aviation's FBO at the Charleston Executive Airport.
In 2010, the number of 3D screens in Blighty more than doubled, as the U.K.'s top three exhibs.
Deaths from gastroenteritis double in U.S. What's behind rising rates.
What's new is the marriage of that technology with the most efficient window glass, with an insulating value of more than R-8 (that's a U-value of.12) compared to R-3 for a typical low-E double pane.
Austin Adams hit an R-B-I single and Matt McGuirkadded a grand slam as T-C-U rallied with seven runs in the ninth todefeat Baylor 10-to-5 today in the N-C-double-A tournament regionalin Houston.
U-C Irvine used a three-run eighthinning to defeat Texas 9-6 today and win the N-C-double-A regionalin Round Rock.
"America's Got Talent" judge Sharon Osbourne said she had undergone a double mastectomy after finding she carries a gene which increased the risk of developing breast cancer in an interview with U.K.'s Hello magazine.
Sharon Osbourne elected to have a double mastectomy last summer after discovering she had a gene that made her predisposed to developing breast cancer, she told the U.K.'s Hello.
UCLA forward Travis Wear, left, is double teamed by Cal Poly 's Drake U'u (22) and Chris Eversley during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Nov 25, 2012.
Here's a New York Times headline double-whammy for the anti-war crowd: On Afghanistan, "U. S. Military to Press for Slower Afghan Drawdown," and on Iraq, "U. S. and Iraqi Interests May Work Against Pullout.

In science:

With such a large coupling value, the limits on neutrinoless double beta decay exclude a ˜u interpretation, and those on the K+ → π+ν ¯ν decay almost rule out a ˜c, leaving a ˜t as sole candidate.
Moriond '97 - Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories - Conference Summary
The two families of movable simple poles for u correspond to the movable simple zeroes of ℘ (residue u0 = 1) and to the movable double poles of ℘ (residue u0 = −2).
The Painlev\'e approach to nonlinear ordinary differential equations
Correspondingly we put different link variables U for the doubled dual links.
Non-String Pursuit towards Unified Model on the Lattice
In short, the quantity (GA − GRi ) − (GAi − GR ) is a double discontinuity (in the sense of the Mandelstam double discontinuity in the s, t, u plane).
Four-point functions in Keldysh basis
When reexpressed in ( ˜u, ˜v ) double null coordinates, this implies ˜F0 has the asymptotic behavior ˜F0 ( ˜u, ˜v ) = a(˜vb ) ˜u3 + O( ˜u2 ).
Retarded radiation from colliding black holes in the close limit