In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- People often write in about the conventional terms for groups of animals and people, especially birds, such as parliament of rooks or murder of crows.
- I turned my head to see a flock of crows and rooks burst out from the highest trees and fly overhead.
- Outside the city walls, the fields would have supported birds such as starlings, rooks and crows, just as you can see today but in greater abundance.
- Crows belong to the family of corvids, which also includes rooks, jays, ravens and jackdaws.
- We found the broken bodies of infant rooks fallen from the nests all along the towers while the walls resounded with the echoes of those who had not fallen but grown to noisy maturity.
- Birds - blackbirds and thrushes, robins, starlings, rooks and crows, jays, ducks, seagulls and owls will eat slugs.
- Thrushes sing in the green shrubbery; rooks caw in the elms.
1estafarto rook sb of sth — estafarle algo a algn
1(in chess)torre feminine
- This gives an empty row between the pawns and the main pieces that the rooks can move into, supporting each other; the other pieces can develop more easily, too.
- In the even rarer case of two rooks vs. three minor pieces, the limited statistics give the minor pieces a slight edge provided they include the bishop pair, which they usually do.
- Erial returned to the game long enough to move her rook into a position that severely threatened his queen, before continuing her train of thought.
- But white blundered away a pawn when rooks were exchanged, then had to sack his bishop to stop a passed pawn.
- So as a rule, kings should advance and roam the board in the opening, and a rook should get behind a passed pawn in the middlegame?
- Just then, I noticed something on the board, moved my rook and declared, ‘Checkmate!’
- All the pieces move in straight lines like the rook or castle in chess, and a piece may be moved any number of squares providing no other piece is standing in the way.
- A hand silhouetted against the wall picked up a rook and moved it forward three squares, capturing a brave knight, and exposing the king.
- For example, thinking that trading a rook and pawn for a bishop and knight is usually an equal trade.
- With the rise in use of exchange sacrifices, rook versus minor piece endgames are becoming more common, and there are key defensive techniques that a player must know.
- David got revenge for this by moving his right rook seven spaces forward, taking Floyd's pawn.
- Chess has six types of pieces (pawn, rook, knight, bishop, queen and king) each with individual parameters that govern movement.
- It was littered with only a few pieces, my king, queen, two rooks and pawn my remaining pieces.
- If she moved the rook instead, I would capture a pawn, and place her king in check.
- But once the chess game ended, the great powers lost interest in the rooks and pawns.
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