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Double-tongue

Definitions

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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Double-tongue Deceit; duplicity. "Now cometh the sin of double-tongue, such as speak fair before folk and wickedly behind."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n double-tongue Duplicity; deceitfulness.
    • double-tongue In music, in playing the flute and certain brass instruments, like the cornet, to apply the tongue rapidly to the teeth and the hard palate alternately, so as to insure a brilliant execution of a staccato passage.
    • n double-tongue A kind of dwarf butcher's-broom, Ruscus Hypoglossum, of southern Europe: so called from the appearance of the cladodes. See Ruscus.
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Usage

In literature:

But Hermes was angry because he was double-tongued, and struck him with his staff and changed him into a rock.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
It is uncivil to one's neighbours to burden their tongues with double duty when half would do.
"Gulliver of Mars" by Edwin L. Arnold
The liver, like a double-tongued The rocky bones, like a goose- mattock.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Wong Ts'in had spoken with a double tongue.
"Kai Lung's Golden Hours" by Ernest Bramah
The bill shields a double tongue, which gets not only honey, but small insects from the flower or off the leaves.
"Stories of California" by Ella M. Sexton
In the British Tongue, the double L (LL) hath a peculiar sound, different from any in other Tongues.
"An Enquiry into the Truth of the Tradition, Concerning the Discovery of America, by Prince Madog ab Owen Gwynedd, about the Year, 1170" by John Williams
And they were almost covered with darts and other missiles like double-tongued snakes.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
We must not judge Erasmus too hardly in his double tongue.
"The Age of Erasmus" by P. S. Allen
He saw double; his legs shook; his tongue clung to the roof of his mouth, and he could not utter a word.
"Pinocchio" by C. Collodi
The resultant tongue, composed of both, offered many doubles for the same idea.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
Always hae ye been a rogue, with a double tongue in your head.
"Canoe Mates in Canada" by St. George Rathborne
He is handsome and double of tongue and treacherous.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Learn hence, ye simples, ere too late, What ills the double-tongued create.
"Aesop, in Rhyme" by Marmaduke Park
Solo and Pedal Tubas have double tongues and are voiced on 20 inches of wind.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
It was no longer split into a double tongue.
"Mother West Wind "How" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
His tongue seemed to be double its normal size.
"Army Boys on the Firing Line" by Homer Randall
Straight I run my race In word and deed, and bear no double tongue.
"The Rhesus of Euripedes" by Euripedes
For, probably, as she can't use her eyes, she makes her tongue work double tide.
"A Wife's Duty" by Amelia Alderson Opie
You have been playing a cursed, double-faced, traitorous part, and I was a fool to trust to your smooth tongue.
"The Vicar's People" by George Manville Fenn
When confronted with the sacred beasts, Herodotus might have used with double truth the Greek saw: "A great ox has trod upon my tongue".
"Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Andrew Lang
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In poetry:

United States! the ages plead,--
Present and Past in under-song,--
Go put your creed into your deed,
Nor speak with double tongue.
"Ode" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take heed thou art not of a double tongue;
For God abhors all those, that falsehoods tell:
Lies from the father of all fiction sprung,
And ev'ry liar is the child of hell.
"Advice, How To Govern Our Words, According To God's Will" by Rees Prichard
We cannot help but like them if we dared do otherwise,
Their sympathy and fervor would their meaner selves disguise;
So far transcend the nagging of our double-tongued wives,
The nuptials were but prose beside the lyric of our lives.
"The Shady Side" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Double bilobed radial forearm free flap for anterior tongue and floor-of-mouth reconstruction.
A 15-year-old boy was seen at the neurology outpatient clinic in December, 1996, complaining of attacks of thick tongue and double vision during the previous 3 weeks.
Walsh's tongue a double-edged sword in re-election bid.
Which brings me to another "GCB" plus: A strong cast that manages to pull off over-the-top lines and wicked double-entendres that would have withered on the tongues of lesser talents.
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