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How to use doublings in a sentence

Thanks to several doublings, like those that hares make when pursued by the hound, Fergan escaped death.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
The fineness of the sliver is, however, in consequence of these doublings not increased but rather diminished.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
The mantle of parliament is scarlet, and has three and a half doublings of ermine.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 17, SLICE 6VARIOUS
So many doublings and devices were required to get to sea with an unseaworthy ship and a captain that was “wanted.”
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 13 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Suzanne ridicules my doublings and declares that she could make her aunt swallow anything.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 159, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 1920VARIOUS
He's got the sense of a child or he would have tracked out your doublings and windings long ago.
ERDGEIST (EARTH-SPIRIT)FRANK WEDEKIND
So with doublings and turnings he came at last on the Delhi gate, a small, round, flat-roofed building pierced by a high archway.
THE ADVENTURES OF AKBARFLORA ANNIE STEEL
To trace all the turns and doublings of his course, during the year 1689 and the earlier part of 1690, would be wearisome.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
His quick turnings and doublings, and the choice of ground difficult for horses, had served his purpose well.
TOM TUFTON'S TRAVELSEVELYN EVERETT-GREEN
All your circlings and doublings availed you nothing; you never perplexed him for more than an instant.
THE BOY PATROL AROUND THE COUNCIL FIREEDWARD SYLVESTER ELLIS

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