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  • n. Plural form of splotch.


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  • As I recall, when the comet shoemaker-levy 9 impacted Jupiter, the splotches were the size of Earth. on 01/20/2010, -1/+5That background tune is bad-ass!

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • With a quaint old low-tech pencil, Switters had copied it onto the flyleaf of Finnegans Wake (talk about your stained paper: wine, beer, cigar ash, soy sauce, fish sauce, gravy, blood, unspeakable and indefinable vegetable-animal-and-mineral deposits, the kind of splotches that might enliven the bedsheets of a Third World beach motel).

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  • The colouring matter is not always even, but is often spread over the substance of the stone in scabs or "splotches," which rather favours imitation, and, where this unevenness occurs, it may be necessary to cut or divide the stone, or so to arrange the form of it that the finished stone shall be equally blue throughout.

    The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones

  • The words belong to the writer, the splotches belong to the painter, neither the words nor the splotches are the people they are meant to describe or represent, and there’s no reason for anyone to complain or to care.

    That voyeur thing

  • We discuss the beautiful image of our universe and the 'splotches' it has produced

    Environment news, comment and analysis from the Guardian |

  • Also, on the night of the election, when Barack and her came out to the audience, she was wearing an extremely ugly red dress with black "splotches".

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  • All items of clothing I recognized, even in the darkness, even covered in dark splotches of blood and mud.

    Mercy Kill

  • Kit studied the enclosed square of yellow fabric and sniffed the rusty brown splotches staining it.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • The egg shells are covered with interesting splotches of brown.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • But even here in these pieces' inchoate brushstrokes and inky splotches, borrowed imagery is lurking.

    Nancy Spero: no pity


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