But his pursuers forestalling him, he doubled back
across the cabin, passed over the galley, and gained the deck by means of the steerage- scuttle.
We bore away nearly horizontally for about four hundred feet, then ascended directly toward the summit for about sixty feet, then doubled back
to the ridge which descends toward Zermatt.
She knew from their route that they must have doubled back several times although she had quite lost all sense of direction; but she did not know that the prince was as equally confused as she, and that really he was running in an aimless, erratic manner, hoping that he might stumble eventually upon a place of refuge.
Now a corridor turned gradually and almost imperceptibly in a new direction, again one doubled back upon and crossed itself; here the floor rose gradually to the level of another story, or again there might be a spiral stairway down which the mad prince rushed dizzily with his burden.
I went straight out in the country as much as a mile before I stopped; then I doubled back
through the woods towards Phelps'.
I ventured the ground again, doubled back
, and crossed a wide open space, with the whole band grunting, bristling, and tusk-gnashing at my heels.
Francois called to him a quarter of a mile away and he doubled back
, still one leap ahead, gasping painfully for air and putting all his faith in that Francois would save him.
In his pocket was found a copy of Keats's poems doubled back
, as if he had been reading to the last moment and hastily thrust the book into his pocket.
Sometimes it was from the South that he came - from south of Tuticorin, whence the wonderful fire-boats go to Ceylon where are priests who know Pali; sometimes it was from the wet green West and the thousand cotton-factory chimneys that ring Bombay; and once from the North, where he had doubled back
eight hundred miles to talk for a day with the Keeper of the Images in the Wonder House.
uk A MOTORIST who doubled back
to check on a pedestrian she spotted walking on a dual carriageway arrived seconds after he had been hit by another vehicle.
At first, the trucks drove off in a different direction from the gas chambers and crematoria, but as they doubled back
toward the killing factories, the Gypsies began to struggle and fight the guards.
Teacher Mr Walker raised more than pounds 60 with the longest line of silver coins, which doubled back
over the width of the sports hall.
They came off the A2 near Arisdorf, doubled back
, but took a wrong turn and ended up in Basel city centre.
5 : to turn sharply and go back over the same path <The squirrel doubled back
instead of crossing the street.
Police say the offender fled across fields but is believed to have doubled back
and possibly got into a taxi at the Stratford Manor Hotel which took him to the Holiday Express at Longbridge.