checkered


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Synonyms for checkered

patterned with alternating squares of color

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marked by changeable fortune

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They thronged the narrow length of our schooner's decks with their ornamented and barbarous crowd, with the variegated colours of checkered sarongs, red turbans, white jackets, embroideries; with the gleam of scabbards, gold rings, charms, armlets, lance blades, and jewelled handles of their weapons.
His sleep was checkered with starts and moans, and sometimes with a muttered word or two.
She caught sight of a little green table, blotched with the checkered sunlight that filtered through the quivering leaves overhead.
Her complexion was very fair, with the rosy glow of vigorous health in her cheeks, her face was full of character and expression, her eyes were brown and liquid, and she had a heavy suit of fine soft hair which was also brown, but the fact was not apparent because her head was bound about with a checkered handkerchief and the hair was concealed under it.
Their summits were crowned with extensive tracts of pitch pine, checkered with small patches of the quivering aspen.