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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHECKER

"That's the checker, my boy," said Yellow Pine, when he saw the fish.

Frankston, with a violent gesture, swept the checker board clean.

The checker pigs had checker bibs on, the striped pigs had striped bibs on.

"That's the checker," she said, and disappeared with a click of the tongue.

As he handed them to the checker, he looked casually around.

It seemed, at first, little better than his old job as watchman and checker.

Maybe she would like to read about checker debates or the like.

Beyond the blue mountains, the driver drew the car into the checker stand.

The first hint of trouble was a call from a checker to the front office.

In order to get the checker effect, the weave must now change.

WORD ORIGIN

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)).

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