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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Chek, n. [e.m.E. and ME. chek, OF. eschec, eschek. Cf. Chak n.] a. A check in chess. b. Control, supervision. — ?1438 Alex. ii. 3846.
‘Amends ȝour chek, shir’, said sho than
a1500 Bk. Chess 2073.
Quhen to the king chek in the feild is maid
1617 Stirling B. Rec. I. 148.
Robert Cox, clerk of the chek of his Majesteis gward

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