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Doubling meaning

doubling - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Double
  2. 2. A turning and winding; as, the doubling of a hunted hare; shift; trick; artifice.
  3. 3. The lining of the mantle borne about the shield or escutcheon.
  4. 4. The process of redistilling spirits, to improve the strength and flavor.

doubling - examples of usage

  1. So weak were the unfortunate animals, that not even by night, nor by doubling the numbers, could they be made to draw the drays forward, for the short distance of eight miles; a distance which we had been given to understand was so much greater. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
  2. There he swiftly turned north to Seventy- second Street- then to the Grand Central, again to Ninety- sixth, and so on, doubling from station to station until finally he felt that he must be entirely secure from pursuit. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
  3. I shouted to my brother, who had got some distance on; he heard me, and seeing what had occurred went in chase of my steed, which by occasionally doubling and then galloping off again, well- nigh tired out his horse. - "Adventures in Australia", W.H.G. Kingston.
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