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Chessboard   /tʃˈɛsbˌɔrd/   Listen

A checkerboard used to play chess.  Synonym: chess board.

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"Chessboard" Quotes from Famous Books

... volume of the book Kamakurashi that there was formerly at Kamakura a temple called Emmei-ji, in which there was enshrined a famous statue of Jizo, called Hadaka-Jizo, or Naked Jizo. The statue was indeed naked, but clothes were put upon it; and it stood upright with its feet upon a chessboard. Now, when pilgrims came to the temple and paid a certain fee, the priest of the temple would remove the clothes of the statue; and then all could see that, though the face was the face of Jizo, the body was the ...
— Glimpses of an Unfamiliar Japan - First Series • Lafcadio Hearn

... overheated earth and the neighboring fields, which had drunk their full of sunlight. Now and again a breath of fresh air was blown to us from the mountains. As the darkness deepened the country grew to look like a vast chessboard, with dark and light squares of grass and corn land, melting at no great distance into a colorless and unbroken horizon. But as night blotted out the earth, the heaven lighted up its stars. Never have I seen them so lustrous nor ...
— Serge Panine • Georges Ohnet

Words linked to "Chessboard" :   checker board, chess set, chess board, checkerboard

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