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Speckle   /spˈɛkəl/   Listen
Speckle

noun
1.
A small contrasting part of something.  Synonyms: dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, spot.  "A leopard's spots" , "A patch of clouds" , "Patches of thin ice" , "A fleck of red"






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"Speckle" Quotes from Famous Books



... upper garment, he wore, when about as at present to betake himself to his dreadful office, a coat or tabard without sleeves, something like that of a herald, made of dressed bull's hide, and stained in the front with many a broad spot and speckle of dull crimson. The jerkin, and the tabard over it, reached the knee; and the nether stocks, or covering of the legs, were of the same leather which composed the tabard. A cap of rough shag served to hide the upper part of a visage which, like that of a screech ...
— The Talisman • Sir Walter Scott



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



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