• WordNet 3.6
    • v fleck make a spot or mark onto "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
    • n fleck a small contrasting part of something "a bald spot","a leopard's spots","a patch of clouds","patches of thin ice","a fleck of red"
    • n fleck a small fragment of something broken off from the whole "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fleck A flake; also, a lock, as of wool.
    • n Fleck A spot; a streak; a speckle. "A sunny fleck .""Life is dashed with flecks of sin."
    • v. t Fleck To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple. "Both flecked with white, the true Arcadian strain.""A bird, a cloud, flecking the sunny air."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fleck A spot; a streak; a splash; a stain.
    • n fleck Specifically In entomology, an irregular and generally elongate dot of color: applied especially to such dots on the wings of butterflies and moths.
    • fleck To spot; streak or stripe; dapple. Also flecker.
    • n fleck A flake; a lock.
    • n fleck A dialectal form of flitch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fleck flek a spot or speckle: a little bit of a thing
    • vs.t Fleck to spot: to streak
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. flekka, Sw. fläcka, D. vlekken, vlakken, G. flecken,. See Fleck (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. flekkr, a spot; Ger. fleck, Dut. vlek.


In literature:

Moonlight in one place flecked the motionless leaves of an alder.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
The beautiful blue heaven is flecked with blood!
"Early Reviews of English Poets" by John Louis Haney
Nymani found them a foam-flecked stream below a miniature falls where the swift current prevented the lurking of sand worms.
"Voodoo Planet" by Andrew North
Millions fleck the face of Heaven, but no two alike are ever: Restless mirror of the Infinite, form seems exhausted never.
"Continental Monthly , Vol V. Issue III. March, 1864" by Various
His fidelity was like a fleck of orange on the wing of some grey, unobtrusive moth; it made him visible.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Flecking the dust from the soap box with his handkerchief, he dragged it forward and placed it near the workbench.
"Flood Tide" by Sara Ware Bassett
His eyes were faded, and his hair, which he wore long, was flecked with gray.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867." by Various
Trevors's eyes were terrible, filled with hatred, red-flecked with rage.
"Judith of Blue Lake Ranch" by Jackson Gregory
Flecks of light, moving in an arc, headed towards the speeding flitter.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
It was soiled and shrunken with its wetting, and the clasp had flecks of rust upon it.
"The Quirt" by B.M. Bower

In poetry:

Oft had he trod the jeering street,
With bare and bleeding feet;
Leaving crimson-flecked the snow
In memory of his Master's woe;
"The Legend of St. Bevon!" by Alice Coale Simpers
See this runaway flecked with foam
Galloping fast as he can for home,
Caring nought for the shouting man
Running also as fast as he can.
"Bolting" by Mary Tourtel
Fleck of sky you are,
Dropped through branches dark,
O my little one, mine!
Promise of the star,
Outpour of the lark;
Beam and song divine.
"Mother To Babe" by George Meredith
When locust-blossoms fleck the walk,
And up the tiger-lily stalk
The glow-worm crawls and clings and falls
And glimmers down the garden-walls:
"Home At Night" by James Whitcomb Riley
What do they there so stark and dead?
(There is blood upon her hand)
Why are the lilies flecked with red?
(There is blood on the river sand.)
"The Dole Of The King's Daughter (Breton)" by Oscar Wilde
He hears the bells, he strikes his spurs,
The flecks of foam are on his rein,
The dust of journey whitens him,
He leans to see the bridal train!
"Goody Two-Shoes" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

0 A Sephardi chicken soup with herb- flecked kneidelach is served with zehug, a chile-garlic relish, on the side.
Comedy/Drama Directed by: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Starring: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Viola Davis, Zoë Kravitz.
Photos Courtesy of Alissa Fleck.
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden will direct "Mississippi Grind" from a screenplay they penned.
Half Nelson ' Directed by Ryan Fleck.
Four-Wheelers: No wonder actors TONY ABATEMARCO and JOHN FLECK have been losing weight during their run of Charles Ludlam's fun-tabulous farce The Mystery of Irma Vep at the Tiffany Theater.
Manager Laura Fleck said the store opened at the first of October across from the entrance to Dillard's.
Made from a base of "lots of cilantro," as our waiter described it, it's dark green with little flecks of red tomato.
Béla Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio.
These crispy, poppy-flecked cookies beg to differ.
Soft discs of sesame-flecked flatbread.
Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley Kay Fleck, left, places the Red Coat on 2012 recipient Dr John Meier.
Sephardi chicken soup with herb-flecked kneidelach.
0 A Sephardi chicken soup with herb-flecked kneidelach is served with zehug, a chile-garlic relish, on the side.
Fleck doesn't believe, however, that the banjo 's versatility is specific to the instrument itself.

In science:

Schobert and George Fleck for many stimulating conversations and much encouragement. I am grateful to J. H.
Entropic Elasticity of Weakly Perturbed Polymers
An explanation for this effect was suggested by Fleck & Schmitz , who argue that this is a basic phenomenon due to resonant excitation at the atmospheric cut-off frequency.
Magnetic fingerprints of solar and stellar oscillations
Fleck, B. and Schmitz, F.: 1991, “The 3-min oscillations of the solar chromosphere - A basic physical effect?”, Astron.
Magnetic fingerprints of solar and stellar oscillations
Microscopic models of such systems are so complex as to defy analysis (Morel and Fleck 2006).
Maximum entropy generation in open systems: the Fourth Law?
An extensive study of the double-charm baryons has been performed by Fleck and Richard and a review of the situation at that time can be found in Refs. [15, 16].
Double charm hadrons revisited