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- adj. Alternative spelling of chequerwise.
- adv. Alternative spelling of chequerwise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the form of checkers; of checkered pattern. Also spelled chequerwise.
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The lama squatted under the shade of a mango, whose shadow played checkerwise over his face; the soldier sat stiffly on the pony; and Kim, making sure that there were no snakes, lay down in the crotch of the twisted roots.
Diameter, paued with pure fine marble, poynted fowre square, wrought checkerwise of diuers fashions, and sundrie best fitting coulours: but in many places, by meanes of the ruine of the auncient walke, and olde pillers, broken in peeces and ouergrowne.
Of old time, our country houses, instead of glass, did use much lattice, and that made either of wicker or fine rifts of oak in checkerwise.
The lama squatted under the shade of a mango, whose shadow played checkerwise over his face; the soldier sat stiffly on the pony; and
Instead of glass there was much lattice, and that made either of wicker or fine rifts of oak in checkerwise, and horn was also used.
The English had been put in such formation that the squares lay checkerwise.
When squares are formed checkerwise, cavalry must attack _a flank square_, and not expose itself to a cross-fire by charging an interior one.
Have the first rank open; let the second be checkerwise; and let firing against cavalry be the only firing to be executed in line.
In old country-houses in England, instead of glass for windows, they used wicker, or fine strips of oak disposed checkerwise.
Lines deployed checkerwise or in echelons are much better for cavalry than full lines; whilst for infantry lines drawn up checkerwise are too much disconnected, and would be in danger if the cavalry should succeed in penetrating and taking the battalions in flank.
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