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  • For being gray-spotted, and clear to see through, and something like a cuttle-fish, only more substantial, he will stay quite still where a streak of weed is in the rapid water, hoping to be overlooked, not caring even to wag his tail.

    Lorna Doone

  • A snake buzzed sharply on a gravelly slope, and Keith, sending Beatrice back a safe distance, took down his rope and gave battle, beating the sinister, gray-spotted coil with the loop until it straightened and was still.

    Her Prairie Knight

  • Of what did he think, watching a lime-tree outside, and the sunlight through its foliage painting bright the room's newly whitewashed wall, already gray-spotted with damp again; watching the shadows of the leaves playing in that sunlight?

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • Of what did he think, watching a lime-tree outside, and the sunlight through its foliage painting bright the room's newly whitewashed wall, already gray-spotted with damp again; watching the shadows of the leaves playing in that sunlight?

    The Freelands

  • For being gray-spotted, and clear to see through, and something like a cuttle-fish, only more substantial, he will stay quite still where a streak of weed is in the rapid water, hoping to be overlooked, not caring even to wag his tail.

    Lorna Doone; a Romance of Exmoor

  • Elvis is a 25-pound savannah, a gray-spotted cat that traces its roots to the African serval fans might recognize him as a centerfold model in "The Ultimate Guide to Cat Breeds".

    NYT > Home Page

  • _Salmo confinis_, DeKay, the gray-spotted lake-trout. "

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

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