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chessmanchess‧man /ˈtʃesmæn/ noun (plural chessmen /-men/) (also chesspiece /ˈtʃespiːs/) [countable]  DGBany of the 16 black or 16 white playing pieces used in the game of chess
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chessmanAnd more than all, the broken chessman and its evidence of a true dream.I think we did buy her chessman.A small table stood nearby on which ivory chessmen stood poised in combat on an inlaid board.His eye fell on a set of chessmen ranged on a table in a far corner.Between them the board fell over, and the chessmen spilled to the floor.She looked surprised, and threw up her hands, pretty as a picture, then began to set the chessmen afresh.We hardly said anything, we seemed to communicate through the chessmen, there was something very symbolic about my winning.No, we did buy you chessman.
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