Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of several varieties of apple: one is distinguished as the winter queening.
GNU Webster's 1913
“Charli looks at the crowd gathered around the granite countertops: her rodeo queen coach, Kathy Spencer; Kathy's 25-year-old daughter, Tara, a 2006 Miss Rodeo Colorado and top 10 finalist from the Miss Rodeo America competition; Kathy's husband, Dave, who works in construction but, after spending nine years squiring Tara through the rodeo queen world, can be called a queening expert himself; and Chris Wagner, a horse farrier, who lives with the Spencers.”
“I also like the reference to "queening" and the Banksy Queen Victoria graphic ....) ”
“It concludes with an invitation for Levi to meet "the local gays" for a night of "drag queening" at a bar in Anchorage.”
“Over time, I subtly worked at "de-queening" myself, at least in terms of certain mannerisms.”
“After 2 Kc2, Black has 2 ... b3+ to deflect the king from the queening square d1 and it's all over: 3 Kxb3 d1 = Q or 3 Kd1 b2 with the same result.”
“Donna offers guidelines for queening, but the actual process is always personal, always individual, always feels like we're discovering something no one else has ever done.”
“But we also have to take into account the king position and – here's the problem – the white king is on the back rank and opposed by Black's king, which means that queening first doesn't help because when Black promotes it is mate.”
“The only way I can see to stop this from happening is for White to promote the f-pawn, queening with check.”
“He has also spotted how White might win: queening with check on the f8 square.”
“I criticised Abbott on this page for her preposterous "queening it" over Esther Rantzen on an edition of This Week in the run-up to the general election.”
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