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

  • With doublet glasses she breezed through elementary school.
  • Made up of four lenses (one of them a "doublet" of two lenses cemented together) separated by three sealed air spaces, the tiny, high-powered units not only provide magnification .
  • As Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, he appears in the medieval doublet and hose, which offer few opportunities to the tailor who would drape the mishaps of nature in kindly camouflage.
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  • Graham Greene in Telegraph.co.uk
    As Graham Greene wrote: "We know how Pro was dressed when a year and a half later he came out into the prison yard to be shot, and he may well have worn the same disguise when he landed (the equivalent of Campion's doublet and hose): a dark lounge...

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