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  • Oak tortrix (fat, green, black-spotted) and mottled umber caterpillars (black, brown and yellow mottled) are abundant.

    Country Diary: Cranleigh, Surrey

  • The spot-breasted lapwing is distinguished from its close relatives by the fleshy wattles in front of its eyes and by its black-spotted breast.

    Mystery bird: Spot-breasted plover, Vanellus melanocephalus

  • The concrete-floored sink area was deserted; the black-spotted mirrors above the dripping sinks were blurry and misted.

    Silver Zombie

  • According to a center spokesperson who says the golden specimens are highly unusual, the 2. 4-centimeter (almost 1-inch) amphibians appear to be black-spotted pond frogs (Pelophylax nigromaculata, a.k.a. Rana nigromaculata) whose skin turned gold because of an albino mutation that prevents the formation of pigment cells.

    Mutant Golden Frogs A Sign Of Good Luck? | Impact Lab

  • They had barely entered the dark cavernous passage, when a black-spotted leopard sprang, and fastened its fangs in the neck of one of the donkeys, causing it, from the pain, to bray hideously.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • He leaned closer, sniffing, then suddenly sat down on his haunches, mouth lolling open in a familiar doggy smile, black-spotted pink tongue unfurling, the stench making me woozy.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • “That black-spotted one of yours is fine — well shaped!” said he.

    War and Peace

  • Milka, a black-spotted, broad-haunched bitch with prominent black eyes, got up on seeing her master, stretched her hind legs, lay down like a hare, and then suddenly jumped up and licked him right on his nose and mustache.

    War and Peace

  • From behind Erza rushed the broad-haunched, black-spotted Milka and began rapidly gaining on the hare.

    War and Peace

  • In the winter time they had their taffety gowns of all colours, as above-named, and those lined with the rich furrings of hind-wolves, or speckled lynxes, black-spotted weasels, martlet skins of Calabria, sables, and other costly furs of an inestimable value.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

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