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Stalemate   Listen
Stalemate  n.  (Chess) The position of the king when he can not move without being placed in check and there is no other piece which can be moved.

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"Stalemate" Quotes from Famous Books

... had its alleviations, and chief among these was the pleasure of anticipating our week in reserve. We could look forward to this with certainty. During the long stalemate on the western front, British military organization has been perfected until, in times of quiet, it works with the monotonous smoothness of a machine. (Even during periods of prolonged and heavy fighting there is but little confusion. ...
— Kitchener's Mob - Adventures of an American in the British Army • James Norman Hall

... upon. The judge accordingly brought her home with the utmost pomp and having held a magnificent wedding, made shift the first night to hand her one venue for the consummation of the marriage, but came within an ace of making a stalemate of it, whereafter, lean and dry and scant of wind as he was, it behoved him on the morrow bring himself back to life with malmsey and restorative confections and other remedies. Thenceforward, being now a better judge of his own powers than he was, ...
— The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio • Giovanni Boccaccio

... behind, with part of the air fleet. You'll get aloft before dawn and shoot down any strange aircraft. They might try to stalemate us by repeating their threat, with our guns over Rahn. ...
— The Fifth-Dimension Tube • William Fitzgerald Jenkins

... of a stalemate between public and private power advocates, the early 20th century heyday of small-scale hydroelectric power development of rivers mainly missed the Potomac, though at one time a power company acquired land at Great Falls in anticipation of such development. Other modern water ...
— The Nation's River - The Department of the Interior Official Report on the Potomac • United States Department of the Interior

Words linked to "Stalemate" :   go, move, draw, chess, deadlock, dead end, impasse, standstill, chess game, standoff, tie, situation

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