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Double-tonguing

Definitions

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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Double-tonguing (Mus) A peculiar action of the tongue by flute players in articulating staccato notes; also, the rapid repetition of notes in cornet playing.
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Usage

In literature:

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
Who art thou, false, double-tongued betrayer, That wouldst frighten and perplex me?
"The Life of Friedrich Schiller" by Thomas Carlyle
Silly credulity may take this as a proof how much evil a double-tongued man may often contrive.
"The Fables of Phædrus" by Phaedrus
Once again the hare doubled, and the dogs with the Over-Lord gave tongue, as though they cheered their comrade.
"'Murphy'" by Major Gambier-Parry
Its double-tongued fastener was twisted far awry, as if it had been wrenched away by violence.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
The fire-eating Dervish, how can he now swallow this double-tongued flame of hate and love?
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
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
It is double tongued.
"The Principles Of Secularism" by George Jacob Holyoake
You are one of those who wind themselves round mankind, and lie with a double tongue!
"The Danes Sketched by Themselves. Vol. II (of 3)" by Various
O, curse my double-tongue!
"The Mortal Gods and Other Plays" by Olive Tilford Dargan
Some double disk cultivators have tongues and some are made without.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
Gossip hath a double tongue and wings too, nowadays.
"On the Face of the Waters" by Flora Annie Steel
From his selfishness it acquires a double tongue.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
The captain told him that it he didn't behave himself and hold his tongue, he would double the quantity.
"Kidnapping in the Pacific" by W.H.G. Kingston
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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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