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checkerwork

[chek-er-wurk]
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noun
  1. a pile of loosely stacked bricks in the regenerator of a regenerative furnace.
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Origin of checkerwork

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  • Five weaves are recognized by the Tinguian, but they are really variations of two—checkerwork and the diagonal or twilled.

    The Tinguian

    Fay-Cooper Cole

  • On his wise shoulders through the checkerwork of leaves the sun flung spangles, dancing coins.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

  • Masses of flue-dust had clogged the holes in the checkerwork and reduced its power for holding heat.

    Steel

    Charles Rumford Walker

  • My first sensation, as I stepped off the ladder to the checkerwork inside the stove, was relief.

    Steel

    Charles Rumford Walker

  • I learned on coming up that he was trying to tell me not to approach the combustion chamber adjoining the checkerwork.

    Steel

    Charles Rumford Walker