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Speckle  v. t.  (past & past part. speckled; pres. part. speckling)  To mark with small spots of a different color from that of the rest of the surface; to variegate with spots of a different color from the ground or surface.

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"Speckle" Quotes from Famous Books

... 'Mira. "But I don't git more'n ha'f of what they lay. They steal their nests so. Ol' Speckle brought off a brood only yesterday. I'd been wonderin' where that hen was ...
— Janice Day at Poketown • Helen Beecher Long

... were in the garden wood, All shadows joyfuller than lissom hounds Doubled in chasing, all exultant clouds That ever flung fierce mist and eddying fire Across heavens deeper than blue polar seas Fled over the sceptre-spikes of the chestnuts, Over the speckle of the wych-elms' green. She shouted; then stood still, hushed and abashed To hear her voice so shrill in that gay roar, And suddenly her eyelashes were dimmed, Caught in tense tears of spiritual joy; For there were daffodils ...
— Georgian Poetry 1918-19 • Various

... kine is the fellers 'at don't marry 'em. Why, ef I was you, I'd have a wife as pooty as a speckle' hound pup, an' yit one 'at could build biscuits an' cook coffee, too! An' I'd jess quile down at home in my sock feet an' never git up, lessen it wus to eat aw go to bed. I wouldn't be a cavortin' an' projeckin' aroun' to settle up laynds which they got too many settlehs ...
— John March, Southerner • George W. Cable

... Mother Speckle was scratching patiently in the barnyard. Now and again she gave a loud call and her ten little ones ran wildly for the bug or worm which their ...
— Stories of Birds • Lenore Elizabeth Mulets

Words linked to "Speckle" :   maculation, facula, fret, parhelion, worn spot, blot, spot, patch, nebula, mock sun, stipple, dapple, macule, mottle, sunspot, pinpoint, macula, fleck, plaque, blob, speck, marking

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