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double

1. (of flowers) having more than the normal number of petals
2. Maths
a. (of a root) being one of two equal roots of a polynomial equation
b. (of an integral) having an integrand containing two independent variables requiring two integrations, in each of which one variable is kept constant
3. Music
a. (of an instrument) sounding an octave lower than the pitch indicated by the notation
b. (of time) duple, usually accompanied by the direction alla breve
4. an actor who plays two parts in one play
5. Bridge a call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract
6. Billiards Snooker a strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket
7. a bet on two horses in different races in which any winnings from the horse in the first race are placed on the horse in the later race
8. Chiefly RC Church one of the higher-ranking feasts on which the antiphons are recited both before and after the psalms
9. Music an ornamented variation in 16th and 17th century music
10. 
a. the narrow outermost ring on a dartboard
b. a hit on this ring
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Or at least, what an Exocet missile would look like if it were bent double, terrified and flying in a circle.
BENT DOUBLE Darren Bent (centre) celebrates the second of his two Sunderland goals
IAIN DOWIE'S first win as Charlton boss had it all - a Darren Bent double and a sending-of f.
One of his legs bent double behind him and that probably helped save him from being sucked under.
When I was in 3SL we put tape around another band's mics, which were then only about a foot high and they had to sing bent double through their track.
The triangular sign, of an elderly couple bent double over a walking stick, has been branded insensitive and ageist.
Miss Fowler said: "He bent double and groaned and was hobbling around.
Jessica Bishop, 14, was almost bent double after scoliosis left her spine looking "like a corkscrew".
Hooded and dressed in just his underwear, the 33-year-old from Moseley was filmed bent double, squatting on boxes with his hands cuffed behind his back.
My rod bent double, the reel clutch screamed and the adrenalin rush started,'' said Margaret.
He described how trees were bent double by the high winds and how the fir tree in his neighbour's garden had been snapped before hitting the unfortunate motorist.
But only a few months ago she was almost bent double by a painful spine deformity so severe that her ribs almost touching her pelvis.