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double-dome

A derogatory term for someone who is very smart. That guy's a real double-dome—he probably spends all his time in the library, like a loser.

double-dome

1. n. an intellectual. It’s not that what the double-domes say is wrong, it’s that they are so sure that they are right that scares me.
2. mod. intellectual. Most kids need to be exposed to double-dome profs at college for a while.
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The Rialto housed a cinema and dancehall that were famous to generations of Toxteth residents, with its white facade and double domes becoming landmarks at the junction of Parliament Street, Catharine Street and Princes Road.
Builders in Iran were some of the first to develop methods of constructing large domes, but in Islamic times the domes got larger and more complicated, first double-shelled (Sultaniyya) and then true double domes (Lutfallah).
Omar's gold blue hexagon, Sepulchre's double domes, Sharp in the morning light the city nestles in its walls.
Some have single domes, others double domes and they are being used on six firing ranges - only 100 yards away and in full view of a main road.
"Left" comprises eight beige, unpainted, sandblasted-Plexiglas models of familiar building types (a barn, a pyramid, three teepees) and a few definitive landmarks (e.g., Fuller's Single and Double Domes) that rest on gray Plexiglas islands, which in turn float on a sea of Astroturf.