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And I knew well enough also that my double there was no homicidal ruffian.
It occurred to me that if old "Bless my soul--you don't say so" were to put his head up the companion and catch sight of us, he would think he was seeing double, or imagine himself come upon a scene of weird witchcraft; the strange captain having a quiet confabulation by the wheel with his own gray ghost.
The good people of the Hague had chopped off the flesh of its victims, but faithfully carried the remainder to the gibbet, to have a pretext for a double inscription written on a huge placard, on which Cornelius; with the keen sight of a young man of twenty-eight, was able to read the following lines, daubed by the coarse brush of a sign-painter: --
All you have to do is buy, buy, buy, and keep on buying to the last stroke, when the directors declare the double dividend.
Now about that double dividend on the eighteenth-" John Dowsett drew a slip of paper from his note-book and adjusted his glasses.
Wonder if he can turn the double flip," he added, expressing the golden dream of all dog-trainers.
The expiring Lion said, "I have reluctantly brooked the insults of the brave, but to be compelled to endure such treatment from thee, a disgrace to Nature, is indeed to die a double death.
SOCRATES: And now try and tell me the length of the line which forms the side of that double square: this is two feet--what will that be?
Their projectile, saturated with luminous gleams in the double irradiation of sun and moon, must have appeared like an incandescent globe.
McIntyre always spent the winters that had the double front room with private bath, you managed to babble that you wanted something still cheaper.
There doth the heart become giddy through its double will.
The waking Flintwinch was the old original; the sleeping Flintwinch was the double.
Another double,' said the old lady, triumphantly making a memorandum of the circumstance, by placing one sixpence and a battered halfpenny under the candlestick.
While Mr Brass by turns overwhelmed his clerk with compliments and inspected the ten-pound note, Miss Sally showed little emotion and that of no pleasurable kind, for as the tendency of her legal practice had been to fix her thoughts on small gains and gripings, and to whet and sharpen her natural wisdom, she was not a little disappointed that the single gentleman had obtained the lodgings at such an easy rate, arguing that when he was seen to have set his mind upon them, he should have been at the least charged double or treble the usual terms, and that, in exact proportion as he pressed forward, Mr Swiveller should have hung back.
To-day we number four Emperors of the Abnormal Proboscis in good standing - doubles every four weeks, see?