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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Doubleday, Abner 1819-1893. American army officer traditionally considered the inventor of baseball, although a game similar to baseball predates him.

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  • Given that they were the only editors working for the fifty-four-year-old SFBC, it seems likely that Bertelsmann will ultimately combine the SFBC with its main Doubleday Book Club.

    May 2007

  • Doubleday is worried that the cost of a new stadium, which he said was once estimated at about $700 million, could now cost far more than that and possibly force both his team and the city to cut corners.

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  • The world, nowadays, requires a more earnest purpose, a deeper moral, and a closer and homelier truth than he was qualified to supply it with (qtd. in Doubleday

    National Demons: Robert Burns, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Folk in the Forest

  • If the book comes from Doubleday, which is a sub-company of Random House, and Doubleday pays for a special end of shelf display in SF/F, it goes in SF/F, but if not, it goes in General Fiction, or if Doubleday pays for the front table displays, it goes in the front table and other sections may not even be an issue, and so on.

    International Science Fiction Reshelving Day -- Good Idea or Bad Idea?

  • That day it was not just the town but the entire United States that joined in a celebration that had the twofold merit of associating the most popular sport in the country with the traditional rural values that Fenimore Cooper's town embodies, and also with the patriotic grandeur that the name Doubleday bears.

    In the Footsteps of Tocqueville

  • Doubleday, which is publishing a book by her parents, promised the first sitdown to NBC's Katie Couric for a prime-time special, with earlier excerpts on the "Today Show."

    CNN Transcript Oct 26, 2003

  • (I suppose it's worth noting, before the paranoia buzz fades, that these two novels share a publisher, Doubleday, which is an imprint of Random House, which is owned by the mighty media colossus, Bertelsmann.)

    Air Miles and Press Junkets, Consumerism and Coincidence

  • Scarcely have they assembled when there is a ring at the door, and next moment a cheery gentleman called Doubleday is announced.

    My Friend Smith A Story of School and City Life

  • I certainly could not call Doubleday steady, as a rule, and yet I disliked to have to assent to Hawkesbury's question.

    My Friend Smith A Story of School and City Life

  • But Kate did not feel at liberty to make of Belle a confidant in everything -- certainly not in what happened at home; so she neither said anything to Belle nor asked of her any explanation of things that she herself did not understand -- such as guarded and more frequent consultations between her father and Van Horn, Pettigrew and Stone; and such as men riding up with a clatter to the ranch-house at night and calling Doubleday out and calling for Van Horn who often now spent the night at the ranch and left before daybreak.

    Laramie Holds the Range

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