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double crown

noun, Chiefly British
1.
a size of printing paper, 20 × 30 inches (51 × 76 cm).
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  • Psammetichus knew how to restore the ancient splendour of the double crown.

  • Here, where we set the double crown upon thy head, we doom thee to the doom!

    Cleopatra H. Rider Haggard
  • The skull is surrounded by a double crown, the outer of gold set with precious stones, the inner of silver ornamented with lilies.

    The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson
  • Already he was there seated at the head of the chamber and wearing on his head the double crown.

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
  • I saw him distinctly wearing the double crown and holding a sceptre in his hand.

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
  • To the owner of such a "double crown," nothing adverse can ever happen.

    Java, Facts and Fancies Augusta de Wit
  • With or without a crown, or a double crown, is made by intertwisting the unlaid ends of a rope in a peculiar manner.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • I thought that on inheriting the double crown I should signify something.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • These statues represent the King as sitting upon his throne, with the double crown of Egypt, red and white, upon his head.

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