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(US), checker
any of the marbles, pegs, or other pieces used in the game of Chinese chequers
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One of the squares in a checkered pattern, which is contrasted to its neighbor by color or texture; often only two of the effects are alternated, similar to a chessboard.
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checker, chequer

One of the squares in a check pattern, contrasted to its neighbors by color or texture; often only two effects are alternated, as in a chessboard. Also see diaper.
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According to him, the Price Checker platform became inevitable with the introduction of GIFMIS which revealed serious disparity in the rate of procurement among MDAs.
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When shopping for a new pair of everyday jeans Michael Checkers looks for a balance of on-trend style, quality, and affordability.
At the end of the episode, Max theorized that Checker might be abducted by either extraterrestrial or multidimensional life force.
The Fact Checker publishes three to four stories weekly.
Though, prior researches suggest that symptom checkers may be less effective than physicians in diagnostic accuracy for now, (5) to conclude the superiority of doctors to symptom checkers might be overhasty.
If enough good workers do this then there won't be any more gunstocks to checker anywhere and I won't have to continue to go blind checkering yet another gunstock.
Of the 12 major usage errors, one grammar checker identified only one error; two identified two errors; one identified three; one identified four; and two identified five errors.
Checker's legal team is seeking half a billion dollars from HP, contending that the penis-size app did not just infringe on his trademark, but also violated the Communications Decency Act (CDA).
I'll tell them to drop dead, so you better do it quick while I'm still smiling,'' Checker said Thursday.