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Old 12-08-2012, 08:55 PM   #404
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A check (or checker,chequer, checkerboard, chequerboard) is a pattern consisting of crossed horizontal and vertical lines forming squares..



The word is derived from the ancient Persian word shah, meaning "king", from the oriental game of chess, played on a squared board, particularly from the expression shah mat, "the king is dead", in modern chess parlance ...Check-patterned fabrics display bands in two or more colours in woven cloth. Checks are traditionally associated with Scotland where woven dyed wool was, at one time, a principal cloth. District checks were created as camouflage for moving inconspicuously on the laird's lands. The checks are associated with a specific area as opposed to the tartan of a family or clan...A cheque (or check in American English) is a document that orders a payment of money from a bank account...The Chancellor of the EXchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister who is responsible for all economic and financial matters. Often simply called the Chancellor, the office-holder controls HM Treasury and plays a role akin to the posts of Minister of Finance or Secretary of the Treasury in other nations...


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