Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See checky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Her.) Same as checky.

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  • adjective heraldry Chequered.

Etymologies

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Archaic spelling of checky.

Examples

  • The manuscript is in a very clear hand, and at the end are the arms of Toledo (_chequy azure and argent_) with the date Cuzco, 29 Feb.,

    History of the Incas

  • Only the eldest sons bore the Chevron chequy, the rest of the family bore the Beauchamp crosses crosslet.

    Shakespeare's Family

  • The Heralds first tricked the arms of the Ardens of Park Hall, Ermine a fesse chequy or and az., but scratched them out, and substituted a shield bearing three cross crosslets fitchée and a chief or, with a martlet for difference.

    Shakespeare's Family

  • Norfolk, 1315, whose seal bears two shields side by side in fesse; Dext. ermine a fesse chequy Arden;

    Shakespeare's Family

  • Sir Henry bore the fesse chequy or and az., with three crescents for difference, [386] before his brother's death

    Shakespeare's Family

  • On the rood loft of the church are the arms of Sir Henry Arden: [440] Ermine, a fesse chequy, or and az., with a crescent for difference, arms, by some thought to be the parson's.

    Shakespeare's Family

  • Renfrewshire, Bute, and Ayr were under the _fesse chequy_ of young Walter Stewart.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07

  • When, therefore, John Shakespeare made application to impale the arms of his wife in his new coat, it might seem natural that the fesse chequy, arms of the head of the house, should be struck out, and those substituted more customary for a younger son, and probably borne by Thomas, his wife's grandfather, or by Robert

    Shakespeare's Family

  • His arms were a Fesse chequy between three crescents impaling a chevron three stags.

    Shakespeare's Family

  • It is true that among the tombs at Yoxall the fesse chequy appeared, but there is evident confusion in their use.

    Shakespeare's Family

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