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Example sentences for "chequers"

  • As for yon ill-doing loon of a husband of yours, he's eating cakes and supping ale at the Chequers Inn.

  • But when they reached the western corner of the lane, Mr Benden stopped at the old Chequers Inn, and in a stentorian voice demanded "that bay.

  • C gives the red and yellow chequers of his patron, adding, for distinction's sake, a white bordure, while D surmounts the same device with a diagonal stripe of blue.

  • A, regarding nothing more than an agreeable effect, embroiders his banner with chequers of red and yellow.

  • The prologue to that tale shows us the pilgrims putting up at the Chequers Inn, "that many a man doth know," fragments of which may still be seen close to the Cathedral at the corner of Mercery Lane.

  • Most writers on Canterbury, misled by the ancient spelling, call the inn "Chequers of the Hope.

  • No," said Raven quietly, "I shouldn't say the War was won at Chequers Court.

  • I suppose you'd say the War was won at Chequers Court.

  • The most favourite, the most renowned, of all the hostelries was the Chequers of the Hope, the inn where Chaucer's twenty-nine pilgrims took up their quarters.

  • In the two former the panes run with the shield, in the latter the chequers do not.

  • This requires a board with ten squares or chequers in each row, and twenty men, for so the pieces are usually named.

  • The floor was formed of chequers of black and white marble, highly polished; and the sides of the room, deeply indented by arched niches, were finished with stucco, which rivalled the marble in polish and purity of colour.

  • Now we may return to the "Chequers of the Hope", but not to its dormitory of a hundred beds.

  • If we were real pilgrims, and had walked or ridden all the way from London, we should make at once for "The Chequers of the Hope" mentioned in the supplementary Canterbury Tale.

  • Ale-houses were marked by chequers on the door-post--to this day the Chequers is a common tavern sign.

  • Gold grounds may be broken up into small parts by coloured chequers (p.

  • Chequers and Diapers--in which two or more elements are employed--are related patterns.

  • Chequers in colours and gold were largely used in the fourteenth-century MSS.

  • Four other pieces covered with red and green chequers are attached to the ends and sides.

  • Hangings and carpets were woven in this manner; some with figures, others with geometrical designs, zigzags, and chequers (fig.

  • The funeral was attended by all the well-to-do folks in the district; but I was not there, because I did not care to pass by The Chequers in the procession.

  • Places like The Chequers are the hunting-grounds of creatures like Jerry, and the bait of drink draws the victims thither ready to be sacrificed.

  • He is now a very quiet soul, and he neither visits The Chequers nor any other hostelry.

  • I had stayed out all night with some poachers, and I was in The Chequers by half-past seven in the morning.

  • It is this rigid observance of the point of honour that tempts people like our gang in The Chequers bar to risk their shillings; they know that if they make a right guess their payment is safe.

  • When four or five hooks are occupied, the lady walks homeward with the demure dog, Darby goes and drinks at The Chequers till about eleven, and then the mouse-coloured deerhound is taken out to do her share.

  • I am a Loafer, and not one of the gang at The Chequers would ever dream of regarding me as anything but an equal.

  • As I looked at him I gradually understood that I had once more made a fool of myself, and I vowed that if I got out safely I would go to The Chequers no more.

  • For my own part, I think that when I am clear of The Chequers I shall go clean away into the North Sea.

  • Come down, pipe; I shall go in the Chequers parlour to-night, and play the settled citizen.

  • We were straddling among a sporting group in The Chequers bar, when he said, "Better settle over Dexter.

  • The Chequers stands in a very nasty place, yet we are within easy distance of a park which swarms with game.

  • At The Chequers few of the saltwater fellows fore-gathered, but when they did our Loafer was never long in picking them up.

  • Our landlord of The Chequers was very funny about the jim-jams, and funnier still about my suddenly taking to swell company; but I let him talk on, and he certainly kept unusually quiet, though no more inveterate gossip ever lived.

  • A seedy, down-looking man hangs about The Chequers all day, and he never does any work except stick up the pins in the skittle alley.

  • As the nights darkened in I took to amusing myself more and more with Teddy, and sometimes I did not go out to the Chequers at all.

  • At the Chequers Inn we found a pleasant landlord and landlady, and a delightfully quiet meadow in which we spent the Sabbath.

  • The Chequers Inn is very old-fashioned indeed, and seems to have been built and added to through many generations, the ancient parts never being taken down.

  • Chequers should be avoided unless they express a meaning, as in Scotch tartans.

  • The Romans looked on chequers as barbarous national characteristics, and left them to the Gauls and Britons.

  • Whether it was continued through the garden of the Chequers Inn (a very few yards) I would not trespass to inquire: in the three fields beyond, it had entirely disappeared.

  • The zone may become a delicate line, and arrange itself in chequers and zig-zags.

  • You will find me at the Chequers Inn, Tonbridge, if I am not there to meet you, wait for me.

  • Two years ago you struck me in the yard behind the Chequers Inn, at Tonbridge; I call upon you to account for that blow to-night--here and now!

  • The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "chequers" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.