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- adj. Arranged in staggered rows, like the squares of a chequerboard.
- adv. Arranged in staggered rows, like the squares of a chequerboard.
Some planted the hills in 'plain squares chequerwise, which is the best way if you intend to plough with horses between the hills.
The pavement, which is level with the ground, is composed of slabs of fine and various coloured marbles, mostly, however, white, disposed chequerwise.
The upper arch is enriched with the chevron, and its dripstone with two rows of the round billet arranged chequerwise and with a moulding composed of a series of little crosses, rather suggestive of the dog-tooth.
Speaking very generally a unit was made responsible for the defence of an area, and the principle of defence was to hold it, not by successive lines of defence, but by a series of mutually supporting posts arranged chequerwise and in depth.
In the south doorway the same colours radiate and alternate, and in the doorway of the south transept the red and yellow stones are arranged chequerwise. [
The third assault was levelled again on the British right ” where the infantry awaited it, formed in a double line of squares, placed chequerwise, and protected in front by a battery of thirty field pieces.
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