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(chess) (of a file) having a pawn or pawns of only one colour on it
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  • "S-s-s-sh," warned Cecily, with a glance at the half-open hall door.

    The Golden Road Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • The door was half-open, as Morris was talking with some one on the mat in the hall.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • Some light fell into the interior from the half-open door and a little square opening in the wall in the rear.

    The Iron Ration George Abel Schreiner
  • He broke off his speech, for at the half-open door stood Paul.

    Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau
  • "This one here," and she pointed to a half-open door just beside us.

    That Affair at Elizabeth Burton E. Stevenson
  • I had held a mirror to her half-open lips and it had not become clouded.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • The outlaws pointed to Jake, who sat on his horse with glaring eyes and half-open mouth like one stupefied.

    Charlie to the Rescue R.M. Ballantyne
  • Through the half-open doorway she saw a girl standing before an easel.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • With a frightened scream she fell backwards, striking her head against the edge of the half-open door.

    The Story of the Big Front Door Mary Finley Leonard

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