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Spotting   /spˈɑtɪŋ/   Listen

The act of spotting or staining something.  Synonyms: maculation, staining.
The act of detecting something; catching sight of something.  Synonyms: catching, detection, espial, spying.

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"Spotting" Quotes from Famous Books

... quietly at me, then made his signal. And in a few moments the riflemen were on the trail again, spotting it wherever a new path led away, trotting steadily forward in single file, my Indians ...
— The Hidden Children • Robert W. Chambers

... these chaps up well?" continued Dicky enthusiastically. "We roared when you passed us at breakfast-time without spotting us." ...
— The Right Stuff - Some Episodes in the Career of a North Briton • Ian Hay

... brooding on their nests among the topmost twigs, and there was a great cawing and crowing of the cock-birds while they flew about and fed their mates. The leaves were not out; their buds only looked like green eggs spotting the trees, excepting that here and there a horse-chestnut, forwarder than its brethren, was pushing its crumpled foliage out of the pale-pink sheath. Everywhere saplings had been cut down, and numbers of them strewed the damp mossy ground; but light penetrated, ...
— Fated to Be Free • Jean Ingelow

... beamed simple-hearted admiration. "My dear old chap, I congratulate you! One of the ripest and most all-wool musical comedies I've ever seen. I went twenty-four times. Rummy I don't remember spotting that you wrote it. I suppose one never looks at the names on the programme. Yes, I went twenty-four times. The first time I went was with a couple of chappies from ...
— The Little Warrior - (U.K. Title: Jill the Reckless) • P. G. Wodehouse

Words linked to "Spotting" :   discovery, uncovering, soiling, dirtying, soilure, find, spot

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