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doubles

a. a game between two pairs of players, as in tennis, badminton, etc.
b. (as modifier): a doubles player

Doubles

See also Twins.
Amphitryon and Jupiter
god assumes man’s form to lie with his wife. [Rom. Lit.: Amphitryon]
Darnay, Charles
physical duplicate of Carton. [Br. Lit.: A Tale of Two Cities]
fetch
a Doppelganger. [Irish Folklore: Leach, 376]
My Double and How He Undid Me
story of a lazy minister who has his look-alike impersonator do all his chores. [Am. Lit.: Hayden & Fuller, 456]
Prince of Wales
switches places with his double, poor boy Tom Canty. [Am. Lit.: The Prince and the Pauper]
Sam and Eric
their identities merge as “Samneric.” [Br. Lit.: Lord of the Flies]
Sosia and Mercury
god assumes slave’s identity. [Rom. Lit.: Amphitryon]
Wilson, William
his Doppelganger ultimately kills him. [Am. Lit.: “William Wilson” in Portable Poe, 57–82]
References in classic literature ?
The pay-envelope army that moves to work every morning in Telephonia would be a host of one hundred and ten thousand men and girls, mostly girls,--as many girls as would fill Vassar College a hundred times and more, or double the population of Nevada.
As to the suggestion of double taxation, the answer is plain.
I beg your pardon, sir," said the honest fellow, in almost breathless haste, "but I believe you made a mistake; you intended to give me a two-franc piece, and see, you gave me a double Napoleon.
A pretty thing to have to own up to for a Conway boy," murmured my double, distinctly.
He brought out a strong mule, and made it fast in the middle of the crowd--a she-mule never yet broken, but six years old--when it is hardest of all to break them: this was for the victor, and for the vanquished he offered a double cup.
The Town Council are all very little, round, oily, intelligent men, with big saucer eyes and fat double chins, and have their coats much longer and their shoe-buckles much bigger than the ordinary inhabitants of Vondervotteimittiss.
In April follow the double white violet; the wallflower; the stock-gilliflower; the cowslip; flowerdelices, and lilies of all natures; rosemary-flowers; the tulippa; the double peony; the pale daffodil; the French honeysuckle; the cherry-tree in blossom; the damson and plum-trees in blossom; the white thorn in leaf; the lilac-tree.
But the doctor, in carrying out a project known only to himself, resolved to fill his balloon only one-half; and, since he had to carry forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet of gas, to give his balloon nearly double capacity he arranged it in that elongated, oval shape which has come to be preferred.
Separated forever from the world, by the double fatality of his unknown birth and his natural deformity, imprisoned from his infancy in that impassable double circle, the poor wretch had grown used to seeing nothing in this world beyond the religious walls which had received him under their shadow.
He arose from the oaken bench on which he was seated in the chapel, and wished, as the priest had done, to go and bid a last adieu to the double grave which contained his two lost friends.
And at the bottom, quite in the shade, where the details are absorbed in the obscurity, the mastiff, with his eyes glistening like carbuncles, and shaking his chain, on which the double light from the lamp of Rosa and the lantern of Gryphus threw a brilliant glitter.
Wonder if he can turn the double flip," he added, expressing the golden dream of all dog-trainers.