View Full Version : chess piece design question
12-18-2002, 09:51 PM
Invariably many bishop pieces seem to have a diagonal slot cut into the "head" area of the piece.
Is there a significance to this and if so what is it.
12-18-2002, 09:53 PM
It's a stylistic representation of the folds in a Bishop's Miter, a fancy kind of hat.
Duck Duck Goose
12-18-2002, 10:14 PM
12-18-2002, 10:19 PM
DDG, Fastest Google in the West.
12-18-2002, 10:23 PM
Here's a question for the assembled Dopers: is it faster to do your own research on the 'net, or is it faster to post a question here, then wait for Duck Duck Goose to do the research for you? If the latter, how do you justify your pathalogical laziness?
12-18-2002, 11:47 PM
What am I? Chopped Liver? :D
12-18-2002, 11:54 PM
No, Evilhanz, but it would have been helpful if you had provided a link to a picture of chopped liver (http://www.stagedeli.com/gallery/Catering/thumbnails/Chopped_Liver_Platter.jpg).
I always thought it was a poorly designed bottle opener. ;)
12-19-2002, 12:54 AM
It's a place to put the "be back in Five minutes" and "out to lunch" notes. :P
12-19-2002, 06:00 AM
Like NotBob13 said, it's a card holder. Just like the rook is an ashtray.
-- Dragonblink, who has seen a chess match where one of the players really did use his rook for an ash tray.
12-19-2002, 06:51 AM
DDG IS the absolute queen of Google - has there been a 'DDG's Google tips' thread maybe? - if not, can we have one?
12-19-2002, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by Duck Duck Goose
What is that last one? Popey the Birthday Cardinal?
12-19-2002, 10:09 AM
Shoot, I'm too lazy even to spell "pathological" correctly, so I guess I'll continue to rely on DDG to do my research!
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