• the Birth of a King and his Double
    the Birth of a King and his Double
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n doubling raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2 "I decided his double was a bluff"
    • n doubling increase by a factor of two "doubling with a computer took no time at all"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Hunting With the Boomerang and Fishing With The Double Harpoon in a Marsh Or Pool Hunting With the Boomerang and Fishing With The Double Harpoon in a Marsh Or Pool
Double Circular-Saw and Carriage Double Circular-Saw and Carriage
Double-Carrying Telescopic Band-Mill Double-Carrying Telescopic Band-Mill
Double Gang Edger Double Gang Edger
41 Double mortise and tenon 41 Double mortise and tenon
60 Double tongue miter 60 Double tongue miter
Wall Brackets, Double-Hung: a. Single Support. b. Double Support Wall Brackets, Double-Hung: a. Single Support. b. Double Support
Double Duel——188 Double Duel——188

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell
    • Doubling A turning and winding; as, the doubling of a hunted hare; shift; trick; artifice.
    • Doubling raising the stakes in a game, such as a card game or backgammon, by a factor of 2.
    • Doubling The act of one that doubles; a making double; reduplication; also, that which is doubled.
    • Doubling (Her) The lining of the mantle borne about the shield or escutcheon.
    • Doubling The process of redistilling spirits, to improve the strength and flavor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every 30 seconds a house fire doubles in size
    • n doubling Something doubled or folded over; a fold; a plait; specifically (nautical), the doubled edge or skirt of a sail.
    • n doubling That the addition of which makes double. Specifically— In heraldry, the lining of a mantle or mantling
    • n doubling pl Naut., that part of a mast included between the trestletrees and the cap.
    • n doubling The second distillation of wine.
    • n doubling The act of marching at the double-quick.
    • n doubling In botany, same as chorisis.
    • doubling Shifting; manœuvering.
    • n doubling In textile-manuf., any process of combining two (or more) slivers and drawing them into a single sliver of smaller size than any of the separate ones, for the purpose of making more uniform roving.
    • n doubling In weaving, the process of winding two threads or rovings upon a spool or bobbin.
    • n doubling In biology, same as reduplication: said of the chromosomes and centrosomes of the cell when they undergo fission.
    • n doubling In bridge, the act of doubling the value of the trick points after the dealer's side has declared. See bridge.
    • n doubling In the production of metallic antimony from its ore, the remelting of the singles, or lumps of crude metal first obtained, and the mixing, in due proportion, of those containing surplus iron and those containing unseparated sulphur. The product of this second fusion is called bowl-metal because poured out into and solidified in a bowl of cast-iron.
    • n doubling In bookbinding, the thickening of the covers of a book by the addition of thick paper or thin boards.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Emus have double plumed feathers and they lay emerald/forest green eggs.
    • n Doubling the act of making double: a turning back in running: a trick: a plait or fold
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  • Proverb
    “A reconciled friend is a double enemy.”
  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    “Hollywood held this double lure for me, tremendous sums of money for work that required no more effort than a game of pinochle.”
  • Anthony J. D'Angelo
    Anthony J. D'Angelo
    “Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    “The safest way to double your money is to fold over once and put it in your pocket.”


Double Dutch - (UK) If something is double Dutch, it is completely incomprehensible.
Double take - If someone does a double take, they react very slowly to something to show how shocked or surprised they are.
Double whammy - A double whammy is when something causes two problems at the same time, or when two setbacks occur at the same time.
Double-edged sword - If someone uses an argument that could both help them and harm them, then they are using a double-edged sword sword; it cuts both ways.
On the double - If someone tells you to do something on the double, they want you to do it immediately and quickly.


In literature:

I used to buy island produce through him, ship it to New Orleans, have it sold, and re-import parcels of "notions," making a double profit.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Here they are held to double when the Rear is doubled into the Front.
"The School of Recreation (1696 edition)" by Robert Howlett
The usual rule is to let it rise until it is double in bulk, both in the bowl and after it is put into the pans.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
Cook a thick slice of onion in a quart of milk twenty minutes in a double boiler.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
Heat in a double-boiler until it begins to thicken, then take from the fire and add two more tablespoonfuls of butter.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
In hunting the treble, the third, or the fifth bells up, the first change in each Peal is to be made double.
"Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing" by Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
Wasn't a man a double fool who had brains and refused to use them?
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
The nearest approach to the vine is the double line of scrolls seen in (40785) Fig.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
They vary in number of sepals, some being semi-double.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
He met three double rows of white needle-like teeth daring him to come on.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon

In poetry:

Emily Mayfield, pale and weak,
Steals to his side in the light so dim,
And the single rose in his swarthy cheek
Grows double, the while she says to him, --
"Little Cyrus" by Alice Cary
"I've often spent ten pounds on stuff,
In dressing as a Double;
But, though it answers as a puff,
It never has effect enough
To make it worth the trouble.
"Phantasmagoria Canto IV ( Hys Nouryture )" by Lewis Carroll
But when my brother's grief I bear
The weight then seems excessive;
His heavy load I inly share,
And loaded down by double care,
My burden feels oppressive.
"Others' Burdens" by Joseph Horatio Chant
We are two trunks ignited by lightning
Two flames in the midnight forest;
We are two meteors flying in the night,
The double-stinging arrow of a single fate!
"Love" by Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov
Yet when the trees were young, men still
Could choose their path — the winged soul,
Not cursed with double doubts, could fly,
Arrow-like to a foreseen goal;
"On A Ruined Farm Near The 'His Master's Voice Gramophone Factory'" by George Orwell
But when the morning rolled the double shroud
Of Night and Battle from the land and sea,
The Sun looked forth through no obstructing cloud,
And saw a Nation FREE.
"Yorktown" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

He recorded double-doubles in both games.
Adam Young had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Mike Groselle recorded a double-double, 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Matt Van Scyoc added 17 points to lead The Citadel over Union College 92-50 Saturday night.
Associated press Nene posted his first double-double of the season Tuesday night, more.
Andre Roberson recorded a monster double-double with 17 points and 20 rebounds to pace the Colorado Buffaloes in their 50-43 victory over the Fresno State Bulldogs at the Save Mart Center.
Cooley 's double-double sinks UE's upset bid against Notre Dame.
Cooley 's double-double leads Irish in 58-49 win.
No 18 Texas 79, Texas A&M- Corpus Christi 30: Freshman Imani McGee-Stafford recorded career highs with 20 points and 11 rebounds and Nneka Enemkpali registered her fifth straight double-double as the host Longhorns cruised to victory.
Crook 's 16 points, Fant's double-double help Western Kentucky pull away from Austin Peay 74-54.
Even so, as reported, the circumstances read like a dare trumped by a double dare topped by a double-dog dare .
Waldeier notches double-double in win.
Katelyn Waldeier had her first career double-double in Tonganoxie's 41-37 against Piper.
" Plug-In " option which will essentially double the size of the battery pack and double its MPG.
Jacob Wolfe recorded a double-double to lead Poland past Liberty Tuesday night.
Shaking off the rust, Howard still managed a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

In science:

In Section 3 we obtain two results, on the number of common secant lines to a pair of smooth subvarieties X, Y ⊂ Pr and on the number of apparent double points of the 2Veronese embedding of a smooth subvariety Y ⊂ Pr , that we use in the sequel to compute the number of double points of Φ|Y .
A bound on the degree of schemes defined by quadratic equations
We now obtain the number of apparent double points of the 2-Veronese embedding of a smooth subvariety Y ⊂ Pr in terms of the number of apparent double points of the linear sections of Y .
A bound on the degree of schemes defined by quadratic equations
As it should from the geometry of the problem! The involution interchanges the two double integrals in (3.12), as is seen from renaming w ↔ z in the second double integral; also the third term, the single integral, only depends on |x − y |, as is seen from z → z−1 .
Non-intersecting random walks in the neighborhood of a symmetric tacnode
Note that the w -integrand in the double integral ∗= has no pole at w = z , enabling one to deform the w -contour so as to include z ∈ S 1 ; this has the advantage that the double integral of the difference can be written as the difference of two double integrals, each of them being finite.
Non-intersecting random walks in the neighborhood of a symmetric tacnode
Consider the kernel e one uses Hn (z−1 ) = Hn (0)(1 − Rn(z−1 )), as in (4.7), and one renames the integration variables (w , z) → (z , w) in the second double integral, enabling us to combine the two double integrals.
Non-intersecting random walks in the neighborhood of a symmetric tacnode