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 Dou’ay Bible.Double Dealing. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Double (To).
 
To pass or sail round, as “to double the cape.” The cape (or point) is twice between the ship and the land. (French, doubler; Latin, duoplico.)
       
“What capes he doubled, and what continent,
The gulfs and straits that strangely he had past.”
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Dryden: Ideas, stanza 1.
 


 Dou’ay Bible.Double Dealing. 

 
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