Polish draughts
Draughts Draughts, n. pl. A game, now more commonly called {checkers}. See {Checkers}. [1913 Webster]

Note: {Polish draughts} is sometimes played with 40 pieces on a board divided into 100 squares. --Am. Cyc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Draughts — Draughts, n. pl. A game, now more commonly called {checkers}. See {Checkers}. [1913 Webster] Note: {Polish draughts} is sometimes played with 40 pieces on a board divided into 100 squares. Am. Cyc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • polish checkers — noun plural but singular in construction or polish draughts Usage: usually capitalized P : checkers played usually on a special board of 100 squares in which the men can take opposing men by jumping backward as well as forward and kings can go… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Maurice Raichenbach — (born near Warsaw, Poland on May 12, 1915; died in Hauts de Seine, France on March 1, 1998) was a Polish born French draughts champion. His early childhood was spent in the area around Warsaw, but when he was a boy his mother died and his father… …   Wikipedia

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  • James Wyllie — (born July 8, 1818 in Edinburgh; died April 5, 1899) was a Scottish draughts player who is important to the history of the game. He is often nicknamed The Herd Laddie . For many years the date of his birth was uncertain. The day was thought to… …   Wikipedia

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