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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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Bankrolled by an oil-well, City have become a well-oiled machine in double-quick time and are fast becoming the Premier League team to beat.
Refusing to panic when his path was seemingly blocked at the halfway stage, he seized the initiative when finally finding daylight and found a willing mount who settled the issue in double-quick time.
Sadly, just days after Christmas, kennels across the country are full of unwanted pets which have been abandoned in double-quick time after the novelty has worn off.
LOMANA LUALUA claims the warmth of Pompey's fans is helping him recover from malaria in double-quick time.
Nowadays, of course, you can get to any part of the world in double-quick time.
Cairns had made 43 in double-quick time, but his dismissal swung the momentum back Australia's way, the in-coming Adam Parore was unable to offer big-hitting Craig MacMillan the same kind of support and his side ended on 274 for six.
What's more, he's back in double-quick time - his second outing this year - walking straight into big trouble, deep in Nebraska.
Roddick's semi-final opponent today is Radek Stepanek, one of the gamest fighters on the circuit, but the improving Czech is not in the American's league and the favourite should finish the match in double-quick time.
If you want one, you better slap down your deposit double-quick, because I reckon the ST will be a monster hit.
JEAN-ALAIN BOUMSONG is set to make a double-quick recovery from his dead leg and should return to the Rangers side this weekend.
The former Manchester United winger opened the scoring in double-quick time as the new Galacticos cruised to a 2-0 win at Villarreal.
If you want one,slap down your deposit double-quick, because I reckon the ST will be a monster hit.

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