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Speckle   /spˈɛkəl/   Listen
Speckle

verb
(past & past part. speckled; pres. part. speckling)
1.
Produce a mottled effect.  Synonym: stipple.
2.
Mark with small spots.  Synonym: bespeckle.






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"Speckle" Quotes from Famous Books



... powerful sight of them; and then the varment took to 'em, and nat'ly took 'em fore and aft, bodily, till they left most none at all hardly. Sucky counted 'em up t'other day, and there warn't but thirty-nine, she said, countin' in the old speckle hen's chickens that jist come off ...
— Southern Literature From 1579-1895 • Louise Manly

... roofs,—dairy-houses, workmen's cottages, comely rows of haystacks (towering yellow things with peaked tops); a little pond with ducks and geese chattering together as they paddled about, and for additional music the trickling of two tiny burns making "a singan din" as they wimpled through the bushes. A speckle-breasted thrush perched on a corner of the gray wall and poured his heart out. Overhead there was a chorus of rooks in the tall trees, but there was no sound of human voice save that of the plough-laddie whistling "My ...
— Penelope's Progress - Being Such Extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton As Relate to Her Experiences in Scotland • Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

... right. The glen is very narrow throughout—a circumstance which adds to its wildness; and which, in gloomy weather, imparts to the spot a truly savage aspect. Masses of debris and fallen rocks line the base of the precipices, or speckle the sides of the mountains in places where the slopes, being less precipitous than elsewhere, have served to check the fallen matter; and the whole surface of the narrow vale is dotted with rocks of various ...
— Freaks on the Fells - Three Months' Rustication • R.M. Ballantyne

... that which stirs the alders When no ripple tells of wind? What sends Mistress Salmo darting Underneath the stones in fear?— Crying, "Hide yourselves, my darlings! Our worst enemy is near!" "I am bound to understand it," Says one self-proud speckle-side; "When I see the danger's real, Then, if ...
— St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, July 1878, No. 9 • Various



Words linked to "Speckle" :   macula, speck, fret, plaque, mottle, sundog, blot, parhelion, worn spot, splash, facula, blob, sunspot, mock sun, nebula, pinpoint, marking, cloud, macule



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