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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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My back, legs and arms were aching so much I was bent double and I resembled Mrs Overall from Victoria Wood's Acorn Antiques comedy sketches.
My back, legs and arms were aching so much I was bent double and I resembled Mrs Overall from the comedy sketches Acorn Antiques by Victoria Wood.
After crossing the line in two minutes 8.65 seconds - a new British record - she bent double before lying on the track staring into the sky.
But after a Darren Bent double wrapped up an impressive 2-1 victory over Arsenal they will have aspirations of finishing in the top half of the table.
Everton's Leighton Baines struck a late penalty to secure a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park after a Darren Bent double looked to have put troubled Villa on course for three valuable points.
We find out what it takes to make a great rock guitarist, and that means clips of Pete Townsend flailing at his Fender, Jimi Hendrix bent double as if in a trance and Johnny Marr showing us calmly how to play the intro to 'This Charming Man'.
"The temperature was 93F and her rod was bent double but she refused to give up and it took her 45 minutes to tire the fish and get it to the bank to be netted.
He asked me to get one and seconds later it was bent double - crazy.
Bent double by a crippling disease, an elderly American looked up to the Heavens and prayed to Birmingham's Cardinal John Henry Newman to deliver him from his torment.
Gymnast II, 1984, is a thin vertical slab that has almost been bent double. These casually sited objects are at once celebrations of freedom of movement and laments for a lack of integration.
My knees bent double and my mouth cried: `Master!' "