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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Double-banked having two men at each oar, or having two tiers of oars one above the other, as in ancient galleys
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In literature:

One leaf of the double doors of the inner safe of the bank vault was flung back across the narrow passage.
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
This flowed for probably double that distance, when the high banks again appeared, and what may be called the regular canyon was resumed.
"Two Boys in Wyoming" by Edward S. Ellis
All national banks are double liability companies.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
Objects can be seen double the distance that you could see them on the banks of the Mississippi.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
The first was a frigate of the largest class, built on purpose to cope with the large double-banked frigates of the Yankees.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
They double-banked their oars, and with the assistance of the ebb tide and obscurity they were soon out of gunshot.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Not far away was the bank of a canal, bordered by a magnificent avenue shaded by a double row of immense umbrageous trees.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putnam Serviss
These headed a single and double file procession to the pagoda along the top of the river bank.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
The total deposits in all national banks have more than trebled in the present decade; the money in circulation has doubled since 1890.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
Though I want to mention in passing that if there are any lady Bisons present you needn't bank on doubling me up with them.
"Americans All" by Various
The clay bank, under the strain of the double load, gave under Hawk's feet.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
The first and second cutters were sister boats, precisely alike in every respect, each pulling eight oars, double banked.
"The Pirate Slaver" by Harry Collingwood
It contained bank-notes to the amount of one hundred pounds, nearly double the salary due to me.
"Valerie" by Frederick Marryat
Once on the river bank they doubled back and struck inland toward the Silver Cove road, Chub leading the way.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
So, you see, we have double banked all the oars.
"Maori and Settler" by G. A. Henty
I counted five of them, largish boats (I suspected), each pulling some twenty oars or more, probably double-banked.
"The Cruise of the Frolic" by W.H.G. Kingston
The Dominion Government maintains a double system of savings banks.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
They sprang to the big double doors of the bank and crashed them open and tumbled inside.
"The Black Star" by Johnston McCulley
Two or three of the horses lay dead on the river-bank, and others carried double, ridden by men with riddled hats.
"The Phantoms of the Foot-Bridge and Other Stories" by Charles Egbert Craddock
By a dashing charge on double time they passed it under exulting hurrahs and most gallant work, and gained the west bank.
"From Manassas to Appomattox" by James Longstreet

In poetry:

No sound but a drunken coot
Lurching home along river bank.
Stars hung water-sunk, so a rank
Of double star-eyes lit
Boughs where those owls sat.
"Faun" by Sylvia Plath
But all day long on the eastern bank
Of the river cool and clear,
Where the curving track of the double rails
Was hardly seen though near,
The endless trains of German troops
Went rolling down to Trier.
"The Red Flower" by Henry Van Dyke
I'll rear it by the banks of Rhine, in joyous Allemayne,
I'll rear it in thy gorgeous court, oh double-sceptred Spain;
For like the wind that wanders where it lists, a voice within,
Cries come with me, as bold as free, nor doubt while others win.
"Alexowitz" by Sir John Hanmer

In news:

Ryan Gosling's stunt double is seen riding down Brandywine Avenue for a police chase scene from Trustco Bank on State Street in Schenectady on Monday.
During the third quarter, the bank's revenue from underwriting bonds more than doubled from a year earlier to $431 million.
Top, a bank of programmable combi-ovens do double duty at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, supplying fresh baked goods and also bulk capacity for both patient and retail production.
Double hemispheric camera called ideal for hotel, bank applications.
Shares of a leading Greek bank have more than doubled in 2012.
For Sara Banks and Double Deckajet, winning a world championship only took eight seconds.
A Bank of Scotland ATM was dispensing cash -- at double the amount requested.
JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is accusing the international community of a double standard, saying it condemns Israeli settlements in the West Bank but not.
For the next two days, Bremer Bank in Minot will double donations up to $2,000.
One hundred and eighty El Paso homes in some stage of foreclosure or owned by banks were sold in the third quarter -- double the number sold in the same quarter last year -- a new RealtyTrac report shows.
UBS AG, Switzerland's biggest bank, may be fined more than $1 billion by US and UK regulators for trying to rig global interest rates, more than double the amount levied against Barclays Plc, according to a person familiar with the probe.
Shortstop Maikol Gonzalez hit a two-RBI double to left field in the top of the 11th inning to help El Paso top Amarillo 11-9 at Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium.
The discount that banks will be allowed to offer on lending rates, relative to the benchmark, has been more than doubled, she said.
Double J Dunk Tank at Security State Bank 1.
Double J Dunk Tank at Security State Bank 2.