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  • n. Plural form of chessman.


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  • But the British Museum is refusing to back down and insists the chessmen are the highlight within the new Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery of Medieval Europe.

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  • Stevenson, too, tends to run his characters into symbols -- his moralist-fabulist determinations are too much for him -- he would translate them into a kind of chessmen, moved or moving on

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  • The chessmen are the better for that; her Maltese dog would have broken them all the first time it upset their table! "

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  • Cragg makes extraordinarily energetic, spiralling, skewed forms, like melted chessmen.

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  • The Kings are Hitler and Roosevelt, complete with military personnel, figures of the capitals and tanks as the strong chessmen also fighting to protect.

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  • I walk away, leaving him to his boxes, chessmen, and tires.

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  • Z lays the chessmen to sleep in one of his four big tin boxes, now empty of their original Altoids.

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  • He says nothing but reaches in and extracts the box of chessmen.

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  • Now, the British Museum is lending 34 of its 67 chessmen—more than ever before—to the Cloisters branch of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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  • But what experts do agree on is this: A carver in Trondheim, Norway, probably made the chessmen about 850 years ago, and they're exquisite pieces of both art and history.

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  • Another term for chess pieces.

    February 21, 2007