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  • n. Plural form of splodge.


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  • I’d recognised most of the names she’d been bandying about over the past few weeks – ‘we did a painting just like Pollock mummy, we put the paint on the paintbrush and then did throw it in splodges onto the paper’ or ‘I did a picture of a lady with a very wide face, just like Fernando Bottero’ – but Saint Phalle was not a name I was familiar with.


  • Thin washes of watercolour and inky splodges depict images from rows of sunglasses to a slouching figure in a hooded top, all cast adrift against a void of white paper.

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  • The results include inky splodges of paint like sea spray and mottled fields of blue.

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  • Two walkers could explode into a “big bang” of cooperation if they collided—where splodges of cooperative blue were ringed by green—as defectors were won over to a more obliging way of life.


  • In contrast to the sophisticated zoophile undergarments I had witnessed in the back of the van, fake-Xander had plumped for threadbare yellowed boxers whose defining pattern of brown splodges one could only decipher the meaning of when the words above the crotch were read.

    The Defective Detective : The Curious Case of the Kilchester Courier

  • Alone in this clinically faux-funky space (Scando-simple wooden furniture, facetious lamps, abstracts with blue splodges apparently styled after cancer cells), the mind dwelt on the oddity of this venture and its Portuguese cook.

    Restaurant: Viajante, London E2

  • And with that his finger moved north to Xinjiang, Gansu, and Inner Mongolia, where the map was indeed marked with huge brown and yellow splodges of desert.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Such is the case of Rodda's Cornish clotted cream, a product so splendid the company makes 80m splodges of the stuff every year.

    British schools chief Michael Gove gets his sums wrong

  • In the bathroom, there were always a few splodges of midnight blue left behind like bread crumbs along the path to the pink swan-shaped garbage pail, which matched the decals on our shower door and the nubby traction pads inside the tub—all of which my mother hated.

    Vivian Rising

  • Other knockout fabrics, which one imagines the V&A could market easily today, include "Pamela," "Margery," "Mechtilde" and Bell's extraordinary design of geometric palm leaves and splodges of color, called "White."

    The Bohemians' Rhapsody


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