Definitions

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  • adj. Speckled, spotted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Speckled; spotted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as speckled.

Etymologies

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Either from peckle (though attested earlier), or an alteration of speckled.

Examples

  • Well, Rahm may sink his pearly whites into DiFi's hammy peckled calf (my fervent wish) -- or she may have ways of dealing with him that we don't know.

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  • Crewel to make the body of the fly, the feathers of a Drakes head, black or brown sheeps wool, or Hogs wool, or hair, thred of Gold, and of silver; silk of several colours (especially sad coloured to make the head:) and there be also other colour'd feathers both of birds and of peckled fowl.

    The Complete Angler 1653

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