• "'See what my speckled hen has hatched.'"
    "'See what my speckled hen has hatched.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj speckled having a pattern of dots
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Speckled Marked or variegated with small spots of a different color from that of the rest of the surface.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • speckled Spotted; specked; marked with small spots of indeterminate character; maculate: specifically noting many animals.
    • speckled Variegated in appearance or character; diversified; motley; piebald: as, a speckled company.
    • speckled A British geometrid moth, Cleora viduaria.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Speckled variegated, piebald
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In literature:

It occasionally happens that almost every nest I meet in a day's walk will show the ominous speckled egg.
"My Studio Neighbors" by William Hamilton Gibson
The valley was speckled with the tarns.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
I always go a-fishing about this time of year, after speckled trout, and I always catch some, too.
"How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)" by Mary Owens Crowther
I see by his impulsive, graceful movements, and his dimly speckled breast, that it is a Thrush.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
One mocker was killed then; the speckle-faced mocker that could repeat messages verbatim.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
Think of it, genuine speckled trout weighing eight pounds, and every ounce of them fighting weight too.
"Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Quaint old Izaak would have realized a dream of Utopia in watching in the crystal stream its millions of speckled trout.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
The occasion was the latter's putting on speckled stockings for the dance at Manor Farm.
"Pickwickian Studies" by Percy Fitzgerald
The sun still hung low indeed in the black, star-speckled sky.
"Scrimshaw" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Lady Gray heard how nicely Speckle behaved.
"The Chickens of Fowl Farm" by Lena E. Barksdale
But with the delicate, speckled, evasive trout he was easily first.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
Standing in the wet shingle, Maynard regarded the speckled atom as it lay in the palm of his hand.
"Uncanny Tales" by Various
Then I led her to where my speckled hen kept house in a coop, with half a dozen cunning little chicks.
"Stories of Many Lands" by Grace Greenwood
Suddenly the speckled trout rose to the surface, and, seeing how despondent was the pretty bluebird, inquired the cause of her grief.
"The Magic Soap Bubble" by David Cory
Only a gray speckled feather was left.
"Little Jack Rabbit's Adventures" by David Cory
He looked round and saw a speckled seal that had come up to breathe.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
The hemlocks smiled, Speckled with gold.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 1 January 1848" by Various
The man was dressed altogether in speckled raiment.
"Aino Folk-Tales" by Basil Hall Chamberlain
But he is speckled very much after the manner of the trout.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Even the sea was speckled with fish who were putting their heads out of the water to watch.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various

In poetry:

Hope that from speckled eggs
Fledglings will grow;
Brood o'er the speckled eggs—
Soon time will show.
"Songs Of The Season" by Alexander Bathgate
We read through fields of speckled flowers
As if we did not know
Our Father made them beautiful,
Because He loves us so.
"January" by Alice Cary
The lark has her gay song begun,
She leaves her grassy nest,
And soars till the unrisen sun
Gleams on her speckled breast.
"To The Morning" by Henry Kirke White
Where on the slope, with speckled dye
The pigmy herds I scan;
Or soothed, the scattered Chalets spy,
The last abode of man:
"Hymn Written Among The Alps" by Helen Maria Williams
Some notes that swelled his speckled breast
Were like soft zephyrs from the west
That fall on June-blown flowers;
So full, so sweet, they lull the soul,
And like a spirit voice control
My reveries for hours.
"The Thrush" by Jared Barhite
My people of yore 'neath one people was drowned,
But from Egypt or Babel deliverance found,
But now we are hopelessly compassed around
By four birds of prey grim and speckled.
They have eaten my flesh, yet to leave me are loath.
"God And Israel" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol

In news:

Many of those really all-year-around fishermen were not really interested in speckled trout.
"Princess Speckle," owned by 12-year-old Allie Snapp, strikes a regal pose.
Many times there will be huge schools of speckled trout and or sand trout, but the specks will be undersize.
What's left behind is a basin of mud and a vast assortment of shells speckle the area.
But even the giant homes are dwarfed by the snow speckled cliffs of Zion National Park.
There is no more surefire method of catching speckled trout on the Georgia coast than offering them live baits.
At the end of the last century, who could have predicted Manhattan would someday be speckled with Sichuan restaurants.
While many other game fish leave North Carolina waters for the winter, all along the coast, speckled trout are just firing up.
TARBORO — The TASS Toys For Tots 2012 Fall Speckled Trout Tournament is Nov 17 to Dec 1.
BP oil spill's link to poor speckled trout season unknown.
Posts Tagged ' speckled trout.
For anglers wanting to test Mississippi and Louisiana waters for the highly touted speckled trout the month of June is definitely a prime time to be on the water.
When you live in a city, the night sky is sadly speckled with just a handful of stars.
They're still pushing guitar-speckled mom-rock (the title of that 2007 release.
Bill Cochran's Outdoors: Speckled trout anglers are closed- mouthed .

In science:

I and experimentally confirmed in Paper II, this S specification rejects diffraction effects from the dots (high-frequency noise in the form of a speckle halo) to angular separations of 328 λ/D with a peak intensity of 6.5× 10−7 in the science image.
Design, analysis, and testing of a microdot apodizer for the apodized pupil Lyot coronagraph (Research note). III. Application to extremely large telescopes
The nonlinear coefficient n2 can be either positive (focusing) or negative (defocusing), while U (x, y ) can be a perturbed (by disorder) periodical potential or a completely disordered (speckle pattern) external potential.
Complexity of waves in nonlinear disordered media
The replica symmetry breaking transitions investigated in the following will in general correspond to varying coherence properties of the beam, eventually resulting in unstable speckle patterns.
Complexity of waves in nonlinear disordered media
In addition to obtaining spectra, this wavelength resolution allows suppression of the chromatically dependent speckle noise, which we describe.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
These speckles have lifetimes of hundreds of seconds or longer (e.g.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
The suppression of speckle noise is paramount in the task of direct detection of exoplanets.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
Several past studies have explored two such methods of speckle suppression.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
One method involves simply subtracting speckles that are highly stable in time through image postprocessing (e.g.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
Another promising speckle suppression technique can eliminate speckle noise but without the limitation that the target of observation be polarized.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
The speckle noise pattern is an optical phenomenon, and its morphology is wavelength dependent.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
Indeed, the position of each speckle will move radially outward from the image center with increasing wavelength.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
This wavelength dependence allows differentiation between the speckle noise and true astrophysical ob jects.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
An integral field spectrograph is well suited to take advantage of the wavelength diversity shown by the speckle noise pattern.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
The end products of the pipeline are data cubes stored in FITS files, ready for spectrophotometry, astrometry, and advanced post-processing techniques like speckle suppression (Section 8.1).
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
The evolution of the quasi-static speckle pattern with wavelength is evident in the progression of images, allowing for differentiation between the quasi-static speckles and any true astrophysical companions.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory