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a. a game between two pairs of players, as in tennis, badminton, etc.
b. (as modifier): a doubles player
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See also Twins.Amphitryon and Jupiter
god assumes man’s form to lie with his wife. [Rom. Lit.: Amphitryon]
physical duplicate of Carton. [Br. Lit.: A Tale of Two Cities]
My Double and How He Undid Me
a Doppelganger. [Irish Folklore: Leach, 376]
Prince of Wales
story of a lazy minister who has his look-alike impersonator do all his chores. [Am. Lit.: Hayden & Fuller, 456]
Sam and Eric
switches places with his double, poor boy Tom Canty. [Am. Lit.: The Prince and the Pauper]
Sosia and Mercury
their identities merge as “Samneric.” [Br. Lit.: Lord of the Flies]
god assumes slave’s identity. [Rom. Lit.: Amphitryon]
his Doppelganger ultimately kills him. [Am. Lit.: “William Wilson” in Portable Poe, 57–82]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.