from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having spots or blotches; maculate.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of maculate.
  • adjective Having spots or blotches; maculate.


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  • MetroNorth carriage windows are usually so maculated with filth on the outside, especially after a snow storm, that their only practical purpose is to provide many oblique reflections with which discreetly to observe passengers on the inside.

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  • Bierce also fought at Chickamauga, which lends its name to the title of his powerful story of a lost little boy playing with a wooden sword who wanders into a forest and comes upon "freaked and maculated" men crawling and falling in battle.

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  • During a visit to the Gendarmerie Headquarters, a man whose face was maculated with blood, both hands tied in the back, was seen being marched across the base escorted by two Gendarmes.

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  • In Ireland after the maculated fever the population never rose above two millions, but there was a widespread Irish tradition throughout the English-speaking world.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Cholera and bubonic plague followed, and then, five years and more later, when the worst seemed to have passed, came the culminating attack by maculated fever.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Or the real disease, as Mackensen believes, may have been not the maculated fever at all, but the state of vulnerability to its infection.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Those of the population who resisted the infection — and with maculated fever the alternatives were immunity or death — gave way to a sort of despair and hatred against the filthy suffering around them.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Influenza, cholera, and at last maculated fever, the progressive enfeeblement of economic life and new developments of human relationship, prevented that

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • The ultimate victor in the middle twentieth century was the germ of maculated fever.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • The I understanding the cause of his miserable estate, sayd unto him, In faith thou art worthy to sustaine the most extreame misery and calamity, which hast defiled and maculated thyne owne body, forsaken thy wife traitorously, and dishonoured thy children, parents, and friends, for the love of a vile harlot and old strumpet.

    The Golden Asse


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