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n.1.Work consisting of or showing checkers varied alternately as to colors or materials.
2.Any aggregate of varied vicissitudes.
How strange a checkerwork of Providence is the life of man.
- De Foe.
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On his wise shoulders through the checkerwork of leaves the sun flung spangles, dancing coins.
height of the boom auxiliary checkerwork 108 m with a capacity of up to 1.
In the case of blast furnace regenerators, only 5 percent of the heat stored in the checkerwork is actually discharged in a cycle.