- 1A tiny spot: the figure in the distance had become a mere speckMore example sentences
- Floaters are tiny spots or specks that seem to float across your eyes.
- They are tiny specks admittedly but of such a vivid blue you can spot them a mile off.
- From here the panorama was different and the foreground had rolling hills dotted by tiny, shiny specks which were actually slate tiled roofs reflecting sunlight.
- 1.1A small particle of a substance: specks of dustMore example sentences
- Hens herd their chicks from the shade of one log to the next, searching for specks of grain along the way.
- Aside from the occasional specks of dirt and some light grain in dawn/dusk and night scenes, it is a soft transfer but respectable for a twenty-three year old film.
- Riders were arriving with red dirt caked on thick to their faces, with specks of dirt attaching themselves to each singular pore and whisker.
verb[with object] (usually be specked) Back to top
- Mark with small spots: their skin was specked with goose pimplesMore example sentences
- She played with the edges of the turquoise colored polka dots specking her pajama bottoms.
- Blood spurted everywhere, some specked Wythene's face.
- They both had the same color hair (although Eric's was specked with gray and white,) and the attitude had to run in their blood.
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- In those days, if you walked the street in brand new, speckless clothes they wouldn't be speckless for long!
- You must keep your buttons, accoutrements, and rifle speckless, and have your hair cut in a style which is not becoming to your particular type of beauty.
- I have a blast with the stuff; in an evening, I can easily make a dozen really nice, speckless cards up from one or two negatives.
Old English specca; compare with the noun speckle.
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