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  • The Great Books were in fact icons of unreadability – 32,000 pages of tiny, double-column, eye-straining type … the translations of the great works were not particularly modern.

    2009 February 19 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • Many food writers have speculated why America has such an enduring affection for Child, and I join the chorus when I mention her lack of pretense, her distillation of French technique for the layperson, her straightforward double-column formatted recipes, and her down-to-earth charm.

    Crepe Happy

  • Mr. Beam pokes fun at this whole pompous venture, terming Britannica's Great Books "icons of unreadability -- 32,000 pages of tiny, double-column, eye-straining type."

    Learning for Everyone

  • I won't dwell here on how wonderful and gifted my Jacob was, how he began to read before his 3rd birthday, how he was doing long division and double-column multiplication in his head when he was 5 years old.

    Dear Junk Mailers: Leave My Son Alone

  • It took me nearly eight weeks of reading a few pages a day to complete the 349 double-column pages.

    The Complete Beatles Chronicle by Mark Lewisohn

  • There were double-column pictures of Aileen and Cowperwood, with articles indicating them as prospective entertainers on a grand scale who would unquestionably be received because of their tremendous wealth.

    The Titan

  • Ma Rong (79–166) invented the device of double-column commentary (138–140) and wrote commentaries on all Five Classics, the first scholar to do so.


  • A group of double-column addition problems appeared in the air above the terminal.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • He liked the revolver best, but the double-column 9mm Model 59 had firepower, and that was sometimes needed.

    The Quest

  • The editor of the _Argus_ in 1844 revealed the secrets of his business office in the following double-column notice:

    The University of Michigan


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