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Doublet vs. Hose

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Doubletnoun

A pair of two similar or equal things; couple.

Hosenoun

(countable) A flexible tube conveying water or other fluid.

Doubletnoun

(linguistics) One of two or more different words in a language derived from the same etymological root but having different phonological forms (e.g., toucher and toquer in French or shade and shadow in English).

Hosenoun

(uncountable) A stocking-like garment worn on the legs; pantyhose, women's tights.

Doubletnoun

(literature) In textual criticism, two different narrative accounts of the same actual event.

Hosenoun

(obsolete) Close-fitting trousers or breeches, reaching to the knee.

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Doubletnoun

(lapidary) An imitation gem made of two pieces of glass or crystal with a layer of color between them.

Hoseverb

(transitive) To water or spray with a hose.

Doubletnoun

A word or phrase set a second time by mistake.

Hoseverb

(transitive) To deliver using a hose.

Doubletnoun

(quantum mechanics) A quantum state of a system with a spin of ½, such that there are two allowed values of the spin component, −½ and +½.

Hoseverb

(transitive) To provide with hose garment

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Doubletnoun

(computing) A word (or rather, a halfword) consisting of two bytes.

Hoseverb

(transitive) To attack and kill somebody, usually using a firearm.

Doubletnoun

(botany) A very small flowering plant, Dimeresia howellii.

Hoseverb

(transitive) To trick or deceive.

Doubletnoun

A word ladder puzzle.

Hoseverb

To break a computer so everything needs to be reinstalled; to wipe all files.

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Doubletnoun

An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.

Hoseverb

To cause an unfair disadvantage to a player or team through poor officiating; especially, to cause a player or team to lose the game with an incorrect call.

Doubletnoun

Either of two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost.

‘to throw doublets’;

Hosenoun

Close-fitting trousers or breeches, as formerly worn, reaching to the knee.

‘These men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments.’; ‘His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wideFor his shrunk shank.’;

Doubletnoun

(uncountable) A game somewhat like backgammon.

Hosenoun

Covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a stocking or stockings.

Doubletnoun

(radio) Dipole antenna.

Hosenoun

A flexible pipe, made of leather, India rubber, or other material, and used for conveying fluids, especially water, from a faucet, hydrant, or fire engine.

Doubletnoun

A man’s close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves, worn by European men from the 1400s to the 1600s.

Hosenoun

socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear as hosiery)

Doubletnoun

Two of the same kind; a pair; a couple.

Hosenoun

man's garment of the 16th and 17th centuries; worn with a doublet

Doubletnoun

A word or words unintentionally doubled or set up a second time.

Hosenoun

a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas

Doubletnoun

A close-fitting garment for men, covering the body from the neck to the waist or a little below. It was worn in Western Europe from the 15th to the 17th century.

Hoseverb

water with a hose;

‘hose the lawn’;

Doubletnoun

A counterfeit gem, composed of two pieces of crystal, with a color them, and thus giving the appearance of a naturally colored gem. Also, a piece of paste or glass covered by a veneer of real stone.

Hosenoun

a flexible tube conveying water, used chiefly for watering plants and in firefighting

‘a sprinkler hose’;

Doubletnoun

An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.

Hosenoun

stockings, socks, and tights (especially in commercial use)

‘her hose had been laddered’;

Doubletnoun

Two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost; as, to throw doublets.

Hosenoun

breeches

‘Elizabethan doublet and hose’;

Doubletnoun

A game somewhat like backgammon.

Hoseverb

water or spray with a hose

‘he was hosing down the driveway’;

Doubletnoun

One of two or more words in the same language derived by different courses from the same original from; as, crypt and grot are doublets; also, guard and ward; yard and garden; abridge and abbreviate, etc.

Hose

A hose is a flexible hollow tube designed to carry fluids from one location to another. Hoses are also sometimes called pipes (the word pipe usually refers to a rigid tube, whereas a hose is usually a flexible one), or more generally tubing.

Doubletnoun

a man's close-fitting jacket; worn during the Renaissance

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