Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of chess piece.

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Examples

  • In the middle of setting out the chess pieces for a return match with the redoubtable Parson Ledbury, a white knight suspended in midair between finger and thumb, the young Peter Schock glanced over at his friend.

    THE TIME QUAKE

  • He was in the doorway, and his eyes immediately took in my position in the room and Miles Fitzwarren’s physical and mental state — as well as the curtains, my hemline, and the chess pieces on the fireside table, knowing him.

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women

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