We now know the details of the meetings between Murdoch and Thatcher at her country residence in chequers in 1981.
Is one meant to infer that he began to write on his return from chequers, and was interrupted; or is it a slip?
The next time we saw the Bushes was at chequers a month or so later.
When will we discover what was really discussed between Cameron and James when they met at chequers in November 2010?
The day they were arriving, Linda, who was then running chequers, came to see me.
The Romans looked on chequers as barbarous national characteristics, and left them to the Gauls and Britons.
chequers should be avoided unless they express a meaning, as in Scotch tartans.
Come down, pipe; I shall go in the chequers parlour to-night, and play the settled citizen.
In that taste he resembles most of those who go to The chequers.
Come over and 'ave a glass at the chequers, Dan, and then you can go along and see Teddy.
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.).