To pack for days over the gale-swept passes or across the mosquito-ridden marshes, and to pack double
the weight his comrade packed, did not involve unfairness or compulsion.
The theorem that the square of the diagonal is double
the square of the side--that famous discovery of primitive mathematics, in honour of which the legendary Pythagoras is said to have sacrificed a hecatomb--is elicited from him.
The individual objects of which I am speaking are also a riddle, and have a double
sense: nor can you fix them in your mind, either as being or not-being, or both, or neither.
They did not for years discover that two telephone companies in one city means either half service or double
cost, just as two fire departments or two post offices would.
As to the first point, there are two cases in which there can be no room for double
sets of officers: one, where the right of imposing the tax is exclusively vested in the Union, which applies to the duties on imports; the other, where the object has not fallen under any State regulation or provision, which may be applicable to a variety of objects.
Like the Odyssey, it has a double
thread of plot, and also an opposite catastrophe for the good and for the bad.
In fact, the pursuing vessel had almost overtaken them when, fortunately, night came on, and enabled them to double
the Cape of Corsica, and so elude all further pursuit.
Thus it will be a double
glory for him to have established a new principality, and adorned and strengthened it with good laws, good arms, good allies, and with a good example; so will it be a double
disgrace to him who, born a prince, shall lose his state by want of wisdom.
In a moment he had concealed his damp body in a sleeping suit of the same gray-stripe pattern as the one I was wearing and followed me like my double
on the poop.
All night long did they blow hard and beat upon the fire, and all night long did Achilles grasp his double
cup, drawing wine from a mixing-bowl of gold, and calling upon the spirit of dead Patroclus as he poured it upon the ground until the earth was drenched.
He is an exceedingly puffy little old gentleman, with big circular eyes and a huge double
THERE are some qualities -- some incorporate things, That have a double
life, which thus is made A type of that twin entity which springs From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade.