variegating (part of speech: verb)
- She always expected to read a great deal in the hammock, but often the book slipped unnoticed to the moss, and she lay looking upward at the little discs of blue sky visible through the checkering maze of green leaves. - "A Rock in the Baltic", Robert Barr.
- There was a great checkering of light and darkness and the slumbrous sound of water. - "Foes", Mary Johnston.
- There was the house with the black beams checkering its yellow walls. - "Master Skylark", John Bennett.