from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Specked or soiled with fly-dung.


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  • A view of swelling green fields is obscured by a fly-specked screen.

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  • A fly-specked shaft of sunlight crossed the room, slipping through the shutters to splash onto the red tiles of the floor.

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  • She saw men and women, a solaros in a yellow robe stiff with dried blood and soft with putrefaction, a fly-specked gray horse with its front legs shattered and splintered wood plunged into its chest.


  • I have never fly-specked your campaign posts, which I enjoy; and I believe there a pretty vigilant chorus here of folks to correct errors that cut against Obama.

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  • Vines crawled up the sides and arched over the top, studded with yellow flowers and white fungal colonies and fly-specked spiderwebs.

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  • Born in New Zealand, of English and Maori ancestry, Arnett worked his way through a series of fly-specked Asian newsrooms before he finally ascended to the AP bureau in Saigon and found his calling in the front lines.

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  • There, under a stack of romance novels and westerns, right on the bottom row, was a fly-specked and shop-worn copy of "Goddess of Ganymede"--- I plunked down my 35 cents, and dashed home, hiding from my mother as best I could the lurid cover.

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  • Isolated crackpots will continue to stumble on fly-specked books and obscure web sites and believe that they have found “suppressed ancient knowledge”.

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  • It directed that their campaign finance records be fly-specked, and that offenses not be treated as administrative matters but rather as serious criminal offenses.

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  • There were nine fly-specked light globes that sent down thin, sad light on rainy days.



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