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- n. a set of chesspieces and a chessboard
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- n. checkerboard and a set of 32 pieces used to play chess
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Flashman's black jade chess set may well have been a priceless rarity, even if it was probably a black variety of jadeite rather than nephrite.
A mystified owner scoured the surrounding saloons for a chess set and finally came up with one that the owner of Florinda's Place kept for decoration in her parlor.
"Is it true," he said in a sepulchral voice that set the teeth on edge and made goose bumps chase themselves up my back, "that you will give this fine chess set to anyone who beats you?"
He gazed at the chess set with a longing that, truly, I don't believe any of us had felt-and most of us wanted that chess set pretty badly.
It was simply the grandest, most wonderful, most valuable, most beautiful chess set any of us had ever set eyes upon.