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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of mottle.


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  • On the amorphous yellowing form, mottles are expanding into puddles.


  • The mottles and speckles on his body churned white and orange, playing over his skin like the shadow of fire.


  • I may be covered with mottles, I will likely be bloated due to my inability to sweat.

    Which is worse, the terror of death or the terror of how I die? Part I

  • For it causes an eczema to break out upon the surface of the skin of the breast and mottles it with all kinds of blotches.

    The Defense

  • It is habitually hard upon Sir Leicester, whose countenance it greenly mottles in the manner of sage – cheese and in whose aristocratic system it effects a dismal revolution.

    Bleak House

  • 'The Specks are a vermin-ridden folk, living in the deep shadows under the trees until their skin mottles from lack of sunlight, like cheese gone to mould.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • Generally, however, the prognathous mouth betrays an African origin, and chewing tobacco mixed with ashes stains the teeth, blackens the gums, and mottles the lips.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • And fun, and took the time to play and build mottles, and do all the things, you know.

    CNN Transcript Dec 24, 2003

  • She discovered to her surprise that the mottles were in the form of legible print.

    The Color of Her Panties

  • The mottles of age were more visible at night, and his neck, where it disappeared into his turtleneck, was all ropes and tendons.

    Prayers To Broken Stones


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