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  • noun chess Alternative spelling of chess piece.


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  • (And this reading may or may not be supported by the text, but one was given the sense that she had volunteered the plan of substituting for Isabella, which I found fascinating: she wasn't just a chesspiece of his undoing; she still wanted him, fucked-up and faithless as he was.)

    Measure For Measure deliasherman 2010

  • Note the company logo: a chesspiece known as a "knight".

    Archive 2008-04-01 Dana 2008

  • A good size for a queen chesspiece but certainly not human size!

    Archive 2008-01-01 Jan 2008

  • They are only a chesspiece being thoughtlessly moved around by much greater political forces.

    "Zoe's Tale" by John Scalzi Paul 2008

  • They are only a chesspiece being thoughtlessly moved around by much greater political forces.

    Archive 2008-06-01 Paul 2008

  • He keeps talking as if I'm some kind of a chesspiece in a game he's playing.

    Pawns and Symbols Majliss Larson 2000

  • Up in his pants pocket Slothrop is still packing around that chesspiece old S-ure Bummer gave him.

    Gravity's Rainbow Pynchon, Thomas 1978

  • He feels its stare before he spots it finally: a chesspiece two inches high.

    Gravity's Rainbow Pynchon, Thomas 1978

  • Take the chesspiece from the cabinet on the back wall.

    Gamezebo: Casual Game Reviews, Previews, Cheats, Tips, Forums, Free Games, and More 2009

  • The servant at Blackwood Castle (Grimsby, played by Artur Binder) tries to frighten Jane by placing a snake in her bed (one of many he cares for in the cellar); a neighboring inn begins to see unprecedented seasonal business from visitors (Horst Tappert as "Douglas Fairbanks," CARMEN, BABY's Uta Levka) showing unusual interest in Blackwood Castle... and each other; and the two seemingly harmless old fogies playing chess in the inn's tavern are using a tricked-out chesspiece to send messages to the snake-caring servant.

    Archive 2006-04-23 2006


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