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Synonyms for chessman

any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess

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Meanwhile, Mick the Pill has assured me he can knock up anither half dizen Lewis Chessmen nae hass.
Barrett didn't get access to the Lewis Chessmen, but his hunt produced 23 medieval artifacts for analysis, after examining hundreds of related objects.
Ceramic sets produced by such factories as Meissen, Worcester, Minton and George Tinworth''s amusing mice chessmen made by Doulton are all within reach.
The Chessmen by Peter May (Quercus, PS14.99) What's it about?
MARY ANN PICKFORD The Chessmen by Peter May, Quercus, PS14.99.
Left to complete her homework in the British Museum where her somewhat feckless father is on his night-shift as a security guard, 12 year-old Freya is idly inspecting the intriguing Lewis Chessmen, ivory chess pieces found in the sands of the Scottish island of Lewis, when the wonderfully carved and decorated Heimdall's horn attracts her attention.
Could the answer to the riddle be Chessmen (except the Queen and King)?
Greenbacks struggled to match the tempo provided by the Chessmen, who had the better of a goalmouth opening period in which United keeper Andy Kemp made several fine saves but had to wait until the second period before con- firming their superiority with three goals in a 20- minute surge.
The legislation is being drafted to apply to "objects stolen between 1933 and 1945 by the Nazi regime" to avoid bids to repatriate disputed artefacts such as the Parthenon sculptures, Rosetta stone, Benin bronzes and Lewis chessmen.
Of the topiary chessmen that decorate the grounds of Mark's school, Kavan writes, "When the sun was high, these arboreal curiosities could resemble a grotesque company of medieval giants, with their attendant dwarf-shadows.
A Scottish Government campaign to house the historic Lewis chessmen north of the border was yesterday branded "a lot of nonsense" by UK culture minister Margaret Hodge.
The always popular welcome social donned a "House of Blues" theme this year, featuring The Chessmen Band singing the blues on Monday evening.
Varieties include: Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Chunk, a crispy cookie filled with dark chocolate chunks and dipped with chocolate; Chocolate Dipped Chessmen, a rich, buttery cookie bottomed in chocolate; and Chocolate Dipped Soft Baked Dark Chocolate Brownie, a soft, chewy chocolate cookie full of chocolate chunks and then dipped in more chocolate.
Chess was a Roman game and you can see the beautifully carved 12th century Lewis Chessmen. They are made out of ivory and were found on the Isle of Lewis.