Doubling

Dou"bling

(?), n. 1. The act of one that doubles; a making double; reduplication; also, that which is doubled.
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2. A turning and winding; as, the doubling of a hunted hare; shift; trick; artifice. Dryden.
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3. (Her.) The lining of the mantle borne about the shield or escutcheon.
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4. The process of redistilling spirits, to improve the strength and flavor.
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5. raising the stakes in a game, such as a card game or backgammon, by a factor of 2.
Syn. -- double.
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Doubling a cape, promontory, etc. (Naut.), sailing around or passing beyond a cape, promontory, etc.
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