Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A species of peony, Pœonia officinalis, naturalized in England.

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

  • noun plural (Mil.) The platforms, consisting of two or more planks doweled together, for the flooring of a temporary military bridge.

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  • noun Plural form of chess.

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Examples

  • English-speakers then absorbed the French word for the game, employing English variations of the French plural eschecs, including chesses and chestes and chesse, before settling on chess, which carries the vestigial -s ending inherited from the French.

    The English Is Coming!

  • English-speakers then absorbed the French word for the game, employing English variations of the French plural eschecs, including chesses and chestes and chesse, before settling on chess, which carries the vestigial -s ending inherited from the French.

    The English Is Coming!

  • New Orleans with old friends and family, preferably a pool or breeze at least, light chesses, fresh fruit and many bottles of New Zealand Sauvignon

    Q&A

  • Very few chesses are naturally aggressive - with the obvious exception of Feta, of course - and tend very much to mind their own business, unless severely provoked.

    Something For The Weekend: When Cheese Attacks

  • Very few chesses are naturally aggressive - with the obvious exception of Feta, of course - and tend very much to mind their own business, unless severely provoked.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • New Orleans with old friends and family, preferably a pool or breeze at least, light chesses, fresh fruit and many bottles of New Zealand Sauvignon

    The New York Cork Report:

  • On the other hand, the federal government taxing my pay at 29% so they can give this money to other people to sit home to watch Oprah and eat chesses puffs and then reelect these same politicians is an immoral tax.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Everybody Back Off. I Have A Child and I’m Not Afraid to Use It

  • Personally, I think the duck fat is wasted on the Kraft product and would probably use something that speaks of the great chesses being made these days in the U.S. of A., ditto the bread, which to my mind should get more attention that the accompanying soup nothing so complicated as a clam chowder with this sandwich, methinks.

    Kill Ed Levine

  • VENTO: You got three chesses you got a choice with, Cheez Wiz, American, and provolone with onions or without.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2008

  • I love trying chesses vicariously through you, Plus, when I make it over there I will know what I want to try

    For the love of Reblochon..

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