from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small dark speck or stain made by the excrement of a fly.
- n. A minute or insignificant spot.
- transitive v. To mark or foul with flyspecks.
- transitive v. Slang To examine closely or in minute detail; scrutinize: "[The company's] performance will be flyspecked for clues as to how well it will do over the calendar year” ( Harry A. Stark).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Housefly excrement, visible as a minuscule black dot.
- n. By extension of above, anything tiny or insignificant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A speck or stain made by the excrement of a fly; hence, any insignificant dot.
- transitive v. To soil with flyspecks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An excrementitious stain made by an insect, chiefly by the common house-fly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly
- adj. very small
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