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Definition of "checkerwork" []

  • Work consisting of or showing checkers, varied alternately by colour or material. (noun)
  • Any aggregate of varied vicissitudes. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "checkerwork" in a sentence
  • "On another day, in order to see a series of dam collapses that had forced the evacuation of more than a dozen villages, I rode on the back of a motorcycle along a maze of embankments framing a checkerwork of paddy fields that glinted in the steamy rain."
  • "On his wise shoulders through the checkerwork of leaves the sun flung spangles, dancing coins."
  • "And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits: and nets of checkerwork, and wreaths of chainwork, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter."