from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See emprise.
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On her inquiring its meaning, she was informed, it is when the King is enprise by any particular piece, and cannot move without falling into the hands of an enemy.
Amazingly after the game Kacheishvili admitted to me he so busy calculating all the many variations in the position that he just forgot his queen was enprise!