from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as king-post.
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"And after my wee ace, a little king-piece," she said.
The one by short irregular steps in every direction, the other in long straight lines between starting point and goal -- the one stands still, like the king-piece, and never moves unless he is driven to it, the other jumps unevenly like the knight.