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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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Belonging, after all, did not always afford security to African dependants: different persons can turn 'belonging' into a means of protection (of family members, for example, or dependants whose loyalty one wishes to win) or, alternatively, of exploitation (of family members or dependants who are seen as expendable and/or 'pawnable').
New and used car dealerships accept pawnable Navajo jewelry and handicrafts as security for the credit purchase of vehicles.
After six months that dole became means-tested, which meant they had to dispose of any pawnable items they owned or they would starve.