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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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Terry Hands achieved remarkable resonance in his 1975 production when he doubled Scroop and Williams (Charles Dance) and Gray and Bates (Arthur Whybrow).
Grant catches Poly: Chris Penta homered and doubled and winning pitcher Mike Marble contributed two hits and two RBI to lead host Grant to a 7-2 Sunset 6 League victory over Poly, leaving both teams tied for first with one league game remaining.
Carlos Ruiz doubled twice for Franklin (1-3) and Eric Aguilar and Saul Banuelos also doubled for the Panthers, Aguilar driving in both of his team's runs.
Flash capacity is essentially doubled because Double Density Flash enables the storage of two bits of data, instead of the usual one bit, in each flash cell while the chip size increases only by approximately 10 per cent to accommodate the extra circuitry needed.
Highland 14, Paraclete 4: Jason Kubel tripled and doubled, and Brandon Golphenee and John Santor homered to lead the host Bulldogs (1-1) past the Spirits (1-1), who fell behind 9-1 after two innings.
Angel Jaime Monge's sentence for his 1995 conviction was doubled because his marijuana conviction was deemed a ``second strike'' - he had been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon in 1992.