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 Double-tongued.Double X. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Double up (To).
 
To fold together. “To double up the fist” is to fold the fingers together so as to make the hand into a fist.   1
   I doubled him up. I struck him in the wind, so as to make him double up with pain, or so as to leave him “all of a heap.”   2
 


 Double-tongued.Double X. 

 
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