from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an elaborately decorated leather flyleaf in a book
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The lining of a book cover, esp. one of unusual sort, as of tooled leather, painted vellum, rich brocade, or the like.
- n. The reflexed margin of the trilobite carapace.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ornamental lining on the inner covers of a sumptuous book. The simpler styles are of silk, velvet, or brocade. Highly decorated books have linings of thin leather, with borders or centerpieces hand-tooled in gold. See cut on page 392.
- n. In paleontology, the reflexed inferior margin of the carapace in the Trilobita, specially noticeable on the cephalon and pygidium.
But Watteau never signed or dated his work, and not a single scrap of documentary evidence in his own hand survives - save, possibly, the word "doublure" "lining" inscribed next to the cape of a male figure in a sketch, which can be seen in the Royal Academy's superb new exhibition.
The intricate blind-tooling of the doublure shadowed forth the blind fate which left us in ignorance of our future and our past, or of even what the day itself might bring forth.
So it may display, for instance, a beautiful panel of leather -- doublure -- or it may share with the next page
Hermes is here a rustic _doublure_ of Apollo, as he was, in fact, mainly a rural deity, though he became the Messenger of the
As a go-between of Gods and men, Hermes may be a _doublure_ of Apollo, but, as the Hymn shows, he aspired in vain to Apollo's oracular function.
Ayant dÃ©chirÃ© la doublure du dernier, je n'ai pas eu le temps de m'y remettre avant les derniÃ¨res vacances.