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DOUBLE. Twofold; as, double cost; double insurance; double plea.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Everything happens at the double-cross for Alfie and Kat Then everything went all dramatic with guns, knives, car accidents and woodland fights.
Pakistan not only needs to tell the world as to who double-crossed whom starting with the uneasy relationship it has tried to maintain right since its inception with the United States, but to seriously review and realign itself with fair-minded nations of the world besides revamping its diplomatic facade to become proactive and not reactive and apologetic.
In the end, readers will have to detach themselves from the Water Tower 5, and they may also feel double-crossed by a late plot surprise.--Katherine Noone.
In addition to Pujol, Macintyre's "D-Day spies" include "a bisexual Peruvian playgirl, a tiny Polish fighter pilot, a mercurial Frenchwoman, [and] a Serbian seducer ..." (6) A columnist and associate editor at the Times (London), Macintyre (7) is a talented storyteller; Double-Cross has all the ingredients of a spy thriller, including seduction, abduction, secret ink, and microdots.
However, his partners decide the bounty should be split three ways rather than four and plan to double-cross him.
There is a lack of credibility, we are not unified and under these circumstances we are setting up for a double-cross," said Mr.
Try to complicate it--or double-cross us--and the deal is off.
The primary reason for the transition from heterogeneous stands of open-pollinated varieties and to double-cross hybrids and then to homogeneous stands of single-cross hybrids during the mid-20th century was the higher mean yield of the latter.
The language is riveting and so addictive that by the time you realize the plot plays thin even up to the author's trademark double-cross denouement, it's too late.