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  • n. Plural form of speck.


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  • I wanted fluffy, thick white-flour tortillas that came spotted with brown specks from the comal, still warm in the bag they were so fresh.

    making corn tortillas | Homesick Texan

  • On the rest of her body, her specks were a dappling that became streaks on her ribs and legs, almost like the striping on a cat.

    Renegade's Magic

  • We are left with receding your words 'specks' of 'sweet nonsense'.

    Letters - Past

  • A look through the glass proved that the "specks" were _really_ vessels, and huge ones too.

    The Nursery, No. 103, July, 1875. Vol. XVIII. A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers

  • "I shall buy 'specks' with mine," he cried joyfully.

    The Workingman's Paradise An Australian Labour Novel

  • The plants grow large, and have that smooth, shiny appearance peculiar to Havana tobacco, the leaves growing erect, and frequently covered with "specks" or "white rust," one of the best evidences of a fine flavored and a good-burning tobacco.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • He could read a little bit in a blundering way, when he could get his "specks" properly adjusted; and claimed the right to preach.

    Unwritten History

  • Then to the large greengrocer's shop for a penn'orth of "specks" (spotted or otherwise damaged fruit, and vegetables of every kind).

    Nights in London

  • The lawyers very kindly gave way and allowed my cases to come this week, which brought them very close together, and, as I am but ill prepared for them, not having given them any attention last winter, and but little this spring, I have been pretty much speaking all day and studying all night -- and that without the benefit of "specks," which I am beginning to need.

    Robert Toombs Statesman, Speaker, Soldier, Sage

  • According to visual simulations done for Cape Wind, on a clear day the turbines would be about a half inch tall on the horizon at the nearest point and appear as "specks" from Nantucket.

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