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  • This comfort surely is owing to me; for if life is no worse than chequer-work, I must now have a little white to come, having seen nothing but black, all unchequered dismal black, for a great, great while.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • For him, the Highland line had been the boundary of the known world, so that his mind was a chequer-work of curious ignorance and knowledge.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • Take a quart of cream, twelve spoonfuls of rose-water, two grains of musk, two drops of oyl of mace, or two large maces, boil them with half a pound of sugar, and half a pound of the whitest ising-glass; being first steeped and washed clean, then run it through your jelly-bag, into a dish; when it is cold slice it into chequer-work, and serve it on a plate.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • The decoration of the four panels consists of metal plates, the ornament being a chequer-work of squares and triangles.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • He perceived they were entering the great theatre of his first appearance, the great theatre he had last seen as a chequer-work of glare and blackness in his flight from the red police.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • How strange a chequer-work of Providence is the life of man! and by what secret different springs are the affections hurried about, as different circumstances present!

    The Junior Classics — Volume 5

  • The whole building rests upon large blocks of stone, immediately above which in the central chamber comes a solid piece of building, adorned first with the chequer-work, and then, above this, with two half-rosettes bordered with _kuanos_.

    The Sea-Kings of Crete

  • The material of which it is built is apparently wood, faced and decorated in certain parts with chequer-work in black-and-white plaster.

    The Sea-Kings of Crete

  • So it followed that now, standing in the chequer-work of sunshine within the great basilica, self-congratulation awoke in her.

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

  • And so she stood, for a minute or more, in the clear, cool brightness of the nave of the great basilica, her highly-civilised figure covered by a chequer-work of morning sunshine streaming down through the round-headed windows of the lofty clere-storey.

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

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  • This comfort, surely, is owing to me; for if life is no worse than chequer-work, I must now have a little white to come, having seen nothing but all black, all unchequered dismal black, for a great, great while!

    Clarissa Harlowe to Anna Howe, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    January 4, 2008