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Mottle  v. t.  (past & past part. mottled; pres. part. mottling)  To mark with spots of different color, or shades of color, as if stained; to spot; to maculate.

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"Mottle" Quotes from Famous Books

... now become the Sinaitic Jibl el-Shafah ("Lip Mountains"), the latter stretching northwards to the Hajj-road, and forming the western wall of the 'Arabah valley, whose name they assume (Jibl el-'Arabah). The scene abruptly shifts. A mottle of clouds sheds moving shadows over the hill-crests, and relieves them from the appalling monotony of yesterday. Brilliant rainbow hues, red, green, mauve, purple, yellow and white clays, gleam in the lowlands, and form dwarf bluffs; while inland, ...
— The Land of Midian, Vol. 1 • Richard Burton

... dost turn all sweets to bitterness!—Then I will mottle my face and wear a hump and be spurned outright. 'Twill ill serve me. 'Twill ...
— Mistress Penwick • Dutton Payne

... water was slithering another creature with a gigantic, quivering, jelly body. Kirby saw to his horror that, in addition to four short legs with webbed, claw-tipped feet, there sprouted from the body a number of octopus tentacles. From the scabrous mottle of the head, cruel, unintelligent, bestial eyes ...
— Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 • Various

Words linked to "Mottle" :   colourise, colour in, colorize, color in, blotch, speckle, harlequin, colourize, colouring, coloring, spot, mottling, dapple, colour, cloud

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