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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Double, adv. Also: doub-, dowbile; doub-, dowb-, doybill. [ME. double (a 1325), f. Double,a.] To twice the amount or extent; doubly. a1400 Leg. S. xxvi. 117.
Sancte Nicholas cane ta Doubile sa mykil gold as are
a1500 Henr. Fab. 2841.
Thairfoir ga tak ane dowbill tuynit threid
1497 Halyb. 118.
A challis doybill gylt
c1520-c1535 Nesbit Matt. xxiii. 15.]
[Ye mak him a sonn of helle, dowbile maire than ye ar
1529 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 230.
Ane cowp of siluir double ourgilt with ane covir
a1578 Pitsc. I. 367/23.
Harneise that was dowbill owergilt
a1597-1617 Hist. Jas. VI 258.
The Regent … causit thame to be warnit, to compeir … quhilk they disobeyit, quhairat he was double greeuit

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