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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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It makes sense, certainly, that the double suffered acute grief as a result of Meyerhold's arrest and torture, and later faced something akin to survivor guilt (a major theme, incidentally, of Cooley's first novel, The Archivist [1998]).
To incorporate issues of race and gender, Gallego also identifies in the first chapter double consciousness with the feminist notion of "divided identity," designating, as Mary Hairston McManus does, the latter as "double double consciousness.
Was there a way, I wondered, that I could add a single-wing set to my double wing?
These factors lead to the basis for the concern - whether the combination of criminal prosecution and civil forfeiture may be successive punishment for the same crime, in violation of the Double Jeopardy Clause of the fifth amendment.
Apparently they have too many lines, even though no re-entry is violated, as it would be were Lady Macduff to double with a Witch, Boy with Katherine in Henry V, or Jaquenetta with any of the French Ladies.
Under the terms of most tax treaties entered into by the United States, a mechanism exists to relieve this international double taxation.
The Mono-Toggle can have as much as a 2:1 advantage in platen speed over double toggles, given comparable actuator speed.
Her 1992 feature-length film Double Blind (which documents a cross-country odyssey that climaxes with Calle's drive-thru wedding in Las Vegas) was distributed under the title No Sex Last N ight in commercial movie houses through channels usually reserved for big-budget productions.
Thus, double minute chromosomes seem to increase a tumor cell's chances of surviving and proliferating.
If he can initiate the double with a quick, high and hard trap, he will make everyone else's job easier.
1 may then cut around the double pick low and #4 come up high, thus moving our strong side to the left - with #3 on the perimeter and #4 and #1 up ahead.
have proved mathematically that the standard double bubble triumphs over the torus bubble as the two-chambered geometric structure of least surface area.