Double-cross

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Subject: Double-cross
Posted by:  Anton Shepelev (anton.t…@gmail.com)
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2017

Hello, all

I  can't  seem  to  find the true origin of the verb
"double-cross".  Dictinaries list it as a synonym of
"cross",  which it cannot be because of the "double"
modifier.  I should expect "double-cross" to mean  a
double  betrayal,  i.e. one in which someone betrays
one party in favor of another and then the latter in
favor  of the former or of a third party.  Will any-
one help?

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