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(chess) (of a file) having a pawn or pawns of only one colour on it
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  • "S-s-s-sh," warned Cecily, with a glance at the half-open hall door.

    The Golden Road Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Through the half-open doorway she saw a girl standing before an easel.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • Some light fell into the interior from the half-open door and a little square opening in the wall in the rear.

    The Iron Ration George Abel Schreiner
  • She stood on tiptoe, bending forward, and held her ear to the half-open door.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • "This one here," and she pointed to a half-open door just beside us.

    That Affair at Elizabeth Burton E. Stevenson
  • There was a slight stir in the passage outside the half-open door.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • The outlaws pointed to Jake, who sat on his horse with glaring eyes and half-open mouth like one stupefied.

    Charlie to the Rescue R.M. Ballantyne
  • She had a vision of Claudius the physician brushing by her half-open door.

    Nicanor - Teller of Tales C. Bryson Taylor
  • With a frightened scream she fell backwards, striking her head against the edge of the half-open door.

    The Story of the Big Front Door Mary Finley Leonard

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