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Word: checkered

Definition: (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares


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.

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