from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To lock with two bolts; to fasten with double security.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fasten with two bolts; secure with double fastenings.
- To lock by turning the key twice, as in some forms of lock.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The first officer handcuffs Jaime, making sure to double-lock the cuffs.
She was about to add, “Be sure to double-lock the door behind me,” but pressed her lips together.
When you start The Sculptor, get ready for an all-nighter, and double-lock your doors!
At least 15 touch-screen voting machines that produced improbable numbers in Ohio's 2006 statewide election are now under double-lock in an official crime scene.
It is not a rich old gentleman, with the gout in his vitals, brushed and got-up once a year to look as vigorous as possible, and brought out for a public airing by the few survivors of a large family of nephews and nieces, who afterwards double-lock the street-door upon the poor relations.
Mabell saw her, tremblingly, and in a hurry, take the key of her chamber-door out of her pocket, and unlock it; and, as soon as she entered, heard her double-lock, bar, and bolt it.
One night, he was challenged by a man with a pair of double-lock cuffs.
Now, is it me, or does this sound like he is laying the groundwork for the "reform" for which read "abolition of any power that the House of Lords may have to "double-lock" any legislation", i.e. remove any power to oppose the Third Term Reich?
Mr McNulty also disclosed that the double-lock "super-affirmative" procedure for parliament to approve the move to compulsory ID cards by which both houses have to vote in favour is flawed.
All she wanted to do was go home, double-lock the door, and crawl into bed.
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