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verb as in trick

verb as in cheat

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Nepomniachtchi’s position seemed promising early on, with a strong bishop patrolling acres of space and a rook policing the a-file, the column spanning the western edge of the board.

Clocks draining, Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi were locked in an intricate battle for space and material in the board’s southwest corner — an asymmetric skirmish, queen and bishop versus rooks and knight.

The grandmasters agreed to a draw in the position below, with their rooks caught in an endlessly repetitive shuffle.

The king in the top middle could be reached both by the rook one square to its right and the knight one square down and two squares to its left.

As the immunologist Graham Rook is fond of saying, co-evolution invariably leads to codependence.

Beryn was 'in hevy plyghte,' when he only lost a rook for nothing; Tale of Beryn, 1812.

The Consul had a good rook-rifle with him; and the kavass, a Serb by nationality, was a very good shot with it.

"Hear, hear," said everybody except the crow, who hated the rook.

Luke is, doubtless, the stray rook, and a fledgeling hath flown hither from a distant country.

He was mounted on his old horse, Rook, and looked grim and haggard as a ghost vanishing at the crowing of the cock.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rook, such as: betray, bilk, cheat, con, deceive, and fool.

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