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pawn

a chessman of the lowest theoretical value, limited to forward moves of one square at a time with the option of two squares on its initial move: it captures with a diagonal move only

pawn

A covered passageway or gallery.
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I have a story to tell you all, so listen to what I have to say," quoth he; whereupon, without more ado, he told them all about Sir Richard, and how his lands were in pawn.
So, the pair wait on in a mood of sincere and virtuous expectation, and smilingly deposit themselves in pawn the while.
The London based pawnbroker was and still remains the market leader in pawn lending in the United Kingdom.