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Sentences Containing 'checkered'

As I live, these covered parts of him were checkered with the same squares as his face; his back, too, was all over the same dark squares; he seemed to have been in a Thirty Years' War, and just escaped from it with a sticking-plaster shirt.
In the next scene, Aguilera has loose braided pigtails, a blue midriff, and blue and white checkered pants.
These tiles are mainly decorated with floral and plant motifs (stylized flowers, palm leaves and asymmetrical leaves on bottom hatch and checkered) belong to two series : one polychrome characterized by a greater richness of tones ranging from light gold to light, dark or ocher yellow, and from brick-red to brown lacquer, the other monochrome is a beautiful luster that goes from smoked gold to green gold.
Auxiliary officers wear combination caps with a checkered red and black band.
Mercy Graves was created for "" (voiced by Lisa Edelstein) as a tough young woman with a checkered past. Mercy serves as Lex Luthor's personal bodyguard and chauffeur.
In the early 1890s a blacksmith by the name of Victor Glodo Jr. began producing duck calls, he is credited with the barrel shape, his signature copper reeds and using the “duck wing” checkered pattern.
Phipps' checkered career was further tarnished by his employment as a runner by a firm of police court attorneys.
While Friedrich's subject is dwarfed by its surroundings – the monk takes up an even smaller proportion of the canvas than Goya's dog – the landscape is recognisable as a landscape and the lines conventional. Goya's influence is apparent in the dog in Pierre Bonnard's 1910 "The Red-Checkered Tablecloth", although the mood of Bonnard's cheerfully unambiguous painting is directly opposite to Goya's portentously obscure piece.
They are also differ in having white checkered covert pattern at the end of the folded wing, as opposed to various black-and-white patterns as seen in other large African bustards.
After he crossed the checkered flag, some spectators threw bottles, cans, and even toilet paper at the #24 car he drove for Hendrick Motorsports.
The race ended with an aborted green-white-checkered finish.
The Beaverskin (; literally, The Checkered Ones) is a 1949 German drama film directed by Kurt Maetzig.
She marries a worker named Paul; her mistress gives her a set of common, checkered mattresses as a wedding gift. During the First World War, Paul is called to the front, and she remains alone with their children and works in a munitions factory.
She wore a costume of black and white checkered silk, with hat and slippers that matched.
Typically Ford Transit vans with green white sillitoe tartan checkered emergency markings and red/blue warning lights are used by the Patient Transport Service.
The race, which was extended by 12 laps, shattered numerous NASCAR records: it marked the first time that a race had used three attempts at a green-white-checkered finish.
On the green-white-checkered restart, on lap 189, McMurray led the cars to the green flag.
One lap later, the seventh caution and second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish began when a large crash happened in turn 3.
The race was then set up for the third green-white-checkered with McMurray still the leader on lap 198.
Wirdheim's season was marred by an embarrassing incident at Monaco when, driving to an easy win on the streets of Monte Carlo, Wirdheim slowed down to wave at his pit-crew believing he already had taken the checkered flag and thus gave away the win to Nicolas Kiesa, metres away from the actual finish line.

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