[LMB] checkmate (was Re: Honorifics) OT:

J Selin harimad2001 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 10 17:22:57 BST 2006

> Someone (Paula? the embedded quotes are tough sometimes) wrote:
> "checkmate" in chess

This comes from the Persian "shah mat" which means "[the] king
[is/will soon be] dead."

less behind than before

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