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(of a gun) having two barrels
extremely forceful or vehement
(Brit) (of a surname) having hyphenated parts
serving two purposes; ambiguous: a double-barrelled remark
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  • After the first double-barrelled "bo' jou', bo' jou'," they paid no further attention to me.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • Every boy of them wished he were in there with a double-barrelled gun or something.

  • The captain also examined the state of his double-barrelled pistols.

  • I was armed with my double-barrelled shotgun loaded with buckshot.

    The Land of the Long Night Paul du Chaillu
  • So your business is to take a double-barrelled gun and ascend to the roof.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • Don Estevan vainly sought for an aim for his double-barrelled piece.

    Wood Rangers Mayne Reid
  • Some of our guns were double-barrelled shot-guns, others were rifles.

    The Hunters' Feast Mayne Reid
  • At the same time I looked to the caps of my double-barrelled gun.

    The Hunters' Feast Mayne Reid
  • Darke carries a double-barrelled gun, and has still a bullet left.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • But you look as if you do, fingering that double-barrelled gun.

    Fitz the Filibuster George Manville Fenn

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