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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
References in classic literature
And now I find that you have forgotten all decency and all natural feeling, and actually pawned
- your mother's watch.
I wouldn't mind being a Pawn
, if only I might join--though of course I should LIKE to be a Queen, best.'
She can't either pawn
or sell Count Luigi's costly Indian dagger."