They catch the dipped oar with long antenn, and chequer the slimy bottom with the shadow of their leaves.
For, in his view, he was the Company; and its Board did but exist to chequer his importance.
Thus terminated this affair: one of those little accidents which chequer missionary life in Spain.
Was there no darker woof to chequer the bright web—no shading to so much sunlight?
I shall begin some chequer work for him directly, and it will be ripe for the post by the time I hear from you next after this.
Here we find dark brownish-red ironstone built into the wall in a way which reminds one of bands of chequer work.
He never will glory in belonging to the chequer No. 71, or to any other badge-ticket.
So I away to the 'chequer, and thence to an alehouse, and found Mr. Falconbridge, and agreed for his kinswoman to come to me.
How strange a chequer work of Providence is the life of man!
The four corners are filled up with a chequer darn; this each time picks up as much material as it leaves.
mid-13c., "game of chess (or checkers);" c.1300, "a chessboard, board with 64 squares for playing chess or similar games; a set of chessmen" a shortening of Old French eschequier "chessboard; a game of chess," from Medieval Latin scaccarium (see check (n.)).
Meaning "pattern of squares" is late 14c. Meaning "a man or marker in the game of checkers" is from 1864. British prefers chequer. From late 14c. as "a checked design." The word had earlier senses of "table covered with checked cloth for counting" (late 12c. in Anglo-Latin), a sense also in Old French (see checker (n.2)).
"table covered with a checked cloth," specialized sense of checker (n.1), late 14c. (in Anglo-Latin from c.1300); especially a table for counting money or keeping accounts (revenue reckoned with counters); later extended to "the fiscal department of the English Crown; the Exchequer (mid-14c.; in Anglo-Latin from late 12c.).