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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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"We cannot but take a serious note of the double-dealing attitudes of the US as it is busy staging secret drills involving man-killing special units while having a dialogue with a smile on its face," it noted.
The post North Korea newspaper blasts "double-dealing" U.S.
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The PM said that Pakistan, an ally of Britain, was guilty of double-dealing in the war on terror.
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If things continue to deteriorate in this way there inevitably will be civil unrest in the future because everyone has had enough of serial double-dealing, which has culminated in the sorry expenses saga and the breaking of pledges.
PRIME MINISTER Gordon Brown yesterday insisted there had been "no double-dealing" by UK ministers over the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
Summary: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown faced accusations of "double-dealing" on Wednesday over the release of the Lockerbie bomber in an attempt to build relations with Libya without upsetting the United States.AaBritain's Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Britain had told Libya it did not want Abdel Basset al-Megrahi to die in prison, but he denied putting pressure on the Scottish government.
Mr Cameron said the PM was "quite wrong" to claim there had been no double-dealing. "We learnt this morning from the Foreign Secretary that a Government minister told the Libyans that the PM and Foreign Secretary did not want Mr Megrahi to die in a Scottish jail," he said.
"On our part, there was no conspiracy, no cover-up, no double-dealing, no deal on oil, no attempt to instruct Scottish ministers, no private assurances by me to (Libyan leader) Colonel (Muammar) Gaddafi," Brown said at an employment summit in Birmingham, central England.
After this latest capitulation, she should take a principled stand and oppose her own government for its double-dealing. If she does not, then her constituents will have to hold her to account.
Those who have fashioned Social Security have been involved in a long list of misdeeds--conning taxpayers, running a pyramid scheme, double-dealing, and bankrupting the nation's future, to name just a few.