Doubling a cape
Doubling Dou"bling, n. 1. The act of one that doubles; a making double; reduplication; also, that which is doubled. [1913 Webster]

2. A turning and winding; as, the doubling of a hunted hare; shift; trick; artifice. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. (Her.) The lining of the mantle borne about the shield or escutcheon. [1913 Webster]

4. The process of redistilling spirits, to improve the strength and flavor. [1913 Webster]

5. raising the stakes in a game, such as a card game or backgammon, by a factor of 2.

Syn: double. [WordNet 1.5]

{Doubling a cape}, {promontory}, etc. (Naut.), sailing around or passing beyond a cape, promontory, etc. [1913 Webster]


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