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- n. Plural form of chess piece.
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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.
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.