Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In draughts or checkers, the last row of squares on each side on which the pieces which are to be crowned or made king are placed or which they must reach.
“A peal of triumph from the rear room indicated that Major Cooney had reached the king-row in the teeth of bitter opposition.”
“There was a terrible Indian fight here once; the Pawnees in the king-row, and all the hosts of the Midianites, and Hivites, and Jebusites, Kiowa, Comanche, and Kaw, rag-tag and bobtail, trying to get 'em out.”
“-- And jest then his remarks wuz brung to a close by Wes a-jumpin 'two men, and a-lightin' square in the king-row ....”
“By noon Nelson had gotten several men into the king-row.”
“There now," cried he, "chase my men up to the king-row, so I can't crown 'em, do!”
“Laughed when a man was crowned, or a breach was made in the king-row.”
“Laughed when a man was crowned, or a breach was made in the king-row”
“There, she wants me to jump that man yonder, so she'll take two of mine, and go right in the king-row! ”
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