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(chess) (of a file) having a pawn or pawns of only one colour on it
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  • Then I creep noiselessly through the house and listen at half-open doors.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Through the half-open doorway she saw a girl standing before an easel.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • She stood on tiptoe, bending forward, and held her ear to the half-open door.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • There was a slight stir in the passage outside the half-open door.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • As he stood at the half-open door, he was disposed to offer his hand.

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. Charles James Lever
  • She had a vision of Claudius the physician brushing by her half-open door.

    Nicanor - Teller of Tales C. Bryson Taylor
  • The door was half-open, as Morris was talking with some one on the mat in the hall.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • She went close to the half-open gate and popped in her head.

    An Australian Lassie Lilian Turner
  • A dozen times I saw him half-open his mouth to give the order he dared not give.

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