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Double-eagle

Definitions

  • Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are fighting each other across a river. This may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. Two Balkan men casually watch the battle from behind a wall
    Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are fighting each other across a river. This may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. Two Balkan men casually watch the battle from behind a wall
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Double-eagle (U.S.) a gold coin worth $20, or £4, 2s. 2d.: the heraldic representation of an eagle with two heads, as in the arms of Russia and Austria
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Usage

In literature:

That is the double eagle of Du Guesclin.
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Three or four hundred dollars in double-eagles will do very well to experiment on.
"The Poet at the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
After that I took courage to ask what his cross and double-headed eagle meant.
"The March Family Trilogy, Complete" by William Dean Howells
His wages were twenty-five dollars a month, which his van bill would reduce to the double eagle.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
From the light of the lamps he could see signs in Hebrew and the double eagle of Russia painted on the windows of the saloons.
"Van Bibber and Others" by Richard Harding Davis
I might be thinking of a dollar, but likely as not He is thinking of a double eagle.
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
The single-headed eagle had not hesitated to take possession of that which the double-headed eagle had hesitated to grasp.
"The Nameless Castle" by Maurus Jókai
We'll play for double-eagles,' and so they did, and he won.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
Above one of the doors is carved the double eagle, the insignium of empire.
"Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family" by Andrew Archibald Paton
It had as its arms, or totem, a double-headed eagle standing on a lion passant, or on two demi-lions placed back to back.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 3 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
Austria's big pavilion has her double eagles reared up over it; it stands up sixty-five feet high, and is full of splendor.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
On the middle of the cross is a double headed eagle in silver.
"The Mysteries of Free Masonry" by William Morgan
As if a heap of double eagles would be of any particular use to relatives who had well-nigh forgotten him!
"Forty-one Thieves" by Angelo Hall
The gold double eagle had been kept.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
The double eagle of 1850 bears on its obverse a head of Liberty.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 6, June, 1886, Bay State Monthly Volume 4, No. 6, June, 1886" by Various
Three of these double eagles would make a pair of ear pendants equal to his.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
On a tile in the Priory Church of Great Malvern: The double-headed eagle displayed, within a circular bordure bezantee.
"Notes and Queries, Number 203, September 17, 1853" by Various
Basil was the first grand-duke of Moscow who adopted the title of tsar and the double-headed eagle of the East Roman empire.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
She looked down at the polished ebony box with the double-headed eagle of Constantinople in mother-of-pearl inlay.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
It's as good as American double eagles.
"The Son of his Father" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In news:

Double Eagle Petroleum Co. Denver, has promoted Kurtis Hooley to executive vice-president and chief operating officer and Ashley Jenkins to vice-president and chief financial officer.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle, Las Vegas.
Looking back and forward--Inside the Scottish Rite Cathedral at the Double Eagle Cafe.
Hidden inside the Scottish Rite Cathedral, the mascot of the Double Eagle Café (917-1463) is an ancient symbol used by Scottish Rite Masons.
Though it's not the most valuable coin, the 1933 Double Eagle is perhaps the rarest and most famous.
This 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle is one of 10 whose ownership is being decided in a federal jury trial in Philadelphia.
David Holben, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House Menu.
Michael Archer, COO, Sullivan's Steakhouse & Del Frisco's Double Eagle (Lone Star Inc.), Wichita, KS.
MICHAEL ARCHER Chief operating officer, Sullivan's Steakhouse & Del Frisco's Double Eagle (Lone Star Inc.),Wichita, Ks.
Double Eagle Petroleum Co. Denver, has promoted Kurtis Hooley to executive vice-president and chief operating officer and Ashley Jenkins to vice-president and chief financial officer.
Family in 'double eagle' coin fight vows appeal.
Normally, that area would be a good place to have dinner (La Posta if you want Mexican, Double Eagle for a good steak), but this was Thanksgiving.
Leah Scudder got a double-double and Jada Guinn scored a career-high 12 points as the Jefferson Lady Eagles defeated the Jacksboro Lady Eagles 43-28.
On Saturday, the Eagles defeated Portland St Patricks 36-30 in double overtime.
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