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 Double First (A).Double-tongued. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Double-headed Eagle (The).
The German eagle has its head turned to our left hand, and the Roman eagle to our right hand. When Charlemagne was made “Kaiser of the Holy Roman Empire,” he joined the two heads together, one looking east and the other west.   1

 Double First (A).Double-tongued. 

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