Definitions for "Doublet"
Keywords:  opal, garnet, glued, gem, fake
A counterfeit gem, composed of two pieces of crystal, with a color them, and thus giving the appearance of a naturally colored gem. Also, a piece of paste or glass covered by a veneer of real stone.
A form of gemstone trickery that was devised to allow inexpensive materials to imitate the more valuable gemstones before modern synthetics were available. A doublet can take several forms but always involves a fake gemstone produced by gluing together two different materials to form an illusion. A very common one in Victorian times was the garnet and glass doublet. This involved a red garnet top, glued to a colored glass bottom. The refractive properties of a faceted stone are such that the red of the garnet only shows at odd angles, or if the stone is immersed in a special liquid with a high refractive index. Thus, for example, a green glass bottom with a garnet top will give the appearance of a fine emerald because the top is a natural gemstone with cut facets, and a few natural imperfections, and the bottom is bright green which reflects throughout the stone. The effect is hard to appreciate unless you've seen one.
There are many gem fakes, one of them is this. In it a thin, flat section of a real gem is pasted atop a thick base of glass or rock crystal.
Keywords:  jacket, quilted, hauberk, worn, garment
A close-fitting garment for men, covering the body from the neck to the waist or a little below. It was worn in Western Europe from the 15th to the 17th century.
quilted garment, stuffed with cotton or waste material, stitched and worn under a hauberk.
a man's close-fitting jacket; worn during the Renaissance
Two of the same kind; a pair; a couple.
A word or words unintentionally doubled or set up a second time.
An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.
Keywords:  told, twice, story, authorship, bible
when discussing the authorship of the Bible, a story that is told twice. Examples
a case of one story being told twice
a case of the same story being told twice
Keywords:  backgammon, game
A game somewhat like backgammon.
a very short interspike interval in a motor unit train, and usually occurs at the onset of a muscular contraction
Keywords:  dipole, antenna, another, name
Another name for the dipole antenna.
Keywords:  pips, half, bone, amount
A bone with the same amount of pips on each half.
Keywords:  jack, related
Related: Jack.