polka dot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n polka dot design consisting of a pattern of regularly spaced circular spots
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Usage

In literature:

He would not look at us or say where he bought His polka-dot suit of yellow.
"Twilight Stories" by Various
Any man will wind a polka dot tie round his waist in preference to wearing patent braces.
"Frenzied Fiction" by Stephen Leacock
Tommy's impish face already was decorated with polka dots of white paint.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat" by Janet Aldridge
The last rider, coming to a gingerly halt in order not to jar an arm bandaged roughly in a polka-dot bandanna, swore roundly.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
She was dressed in a black silk gown with white polka dots.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
This party of the polka dots, though, don't seem to notice the stir she's causin', or don't mind if she does.
"Wilt Thou Torchy" by Sewell Ford
The cake and tea were brought in by the one maid on a tray covered with a polka-dotted damask.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Then he removed his polka-dotted red bandanna and knotted it like a neckerchief just below the star head.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
Think they'll give you the Polka-Dot Plague, or something?
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
Where's your red and black polka dot?
"The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug" by Arthur Scott Bailey
And the polka dot pigs had polka dot bibs on.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
He was in the leather chaps of a cowpuncher, gray-shirted, and a polka dot kerchief circled the brown throat.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Places where old Polka Dot sat down and accumulated rest for himself are still shown to city people whose faith was not overworked while young.
"A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
Start slugging and they'll dress you in red polka dots.
""And That's How It Was, Officer"" by Ralph Sholto
Such a dear little man, in polka dot pinafore and white ruffles!
"Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates
Coach dogs of the spotted variety will be worn with polka-dot costumes.
"Cordwood" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
The yellow polka-dots rose and fell on the vast pink of his chest.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
She had on a polka-dotted, blue cotton wrapper which nobody called a negligee.
"A Chariot of Fire" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
His neck was collarless, a faded blue polka-dotted handkerchief serving as both collar and tie.
"From Pillar to Post" by John Kendrick Bangs
Croly's ears reddened and his hands played nervously with his blue-and-white polka-dot necktie.
"The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon" by Richard Connell
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In news:

Oct 8, 2012 (Morning Edition) — Oregon residents are being asked to contact police if they see a 30-foot tall gorilla -- wearing sunglasses and polka dot shorts.
But I confess to a real affection for variegation where patterns are distinct: stripes, leaf margins and polka dots.
Francesca Woodman in her "Polka Dots, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976," one of the approximately 120 works in a survey of the artist's career at the Guggenheim Museum.
Day 1 of Election- centric nails: Political polka dots.
Polka dots painted on ND home an eyesore .
Ruffles, fringe, and polka dots are pretty much guaranteed at a flamenco performance.
Polka-dot stockings are a fun way to bring a trendy element to a classic skirt and pumps.
A colleague asked me why I never wore polka dots.
For her Madison Avenue holiday debut, Minnie swaps her trademark polka dots for a ruffled Lavin mini dress paired with opera gloves and stilettos, complete with a teeny tiny waist and toothpick-thin legs.
Polka dots are making a comeback as fashion designers like Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs douse runways models in polka-dotted blouses, skirts, handbags and more.
At the top of my anti-onesie option list is the sleek yet comfortable satin polka-dot pyjama set introduced for the holiday season.
What little girl doesn't have a soft spot for polka dots.
17 Ways to Wear Polka Dots.
Polka Dots on Emma Stone.
Polka dots by nature are a classic pattern, but it seems the dizzying dots take on varying identities each time they resurface in fashion.
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In science:

He described a ”polka dot model”, that is a structure in discrete hierarchy, where the elements of a clusters are all of the same mass and are distributed regularly in such a way that we can call now deterministic fractal structure.
FACTS AND IDEAS IN MODERN COSMOLOGY
A regular polka dot model is defined as the one whose number of elements per cluster ni and the ratio of the radii of successive clusters ai are both constants and independent of i, that is, n and a respectively.
Fractals and the Distribution of Galaxies
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