speckle

Definitions

  • "'See what my speckled hen has hatched.'"
    "'See what my speckled hen has hatched.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v speckle mark with small spots "speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots"
    • v speckle produce a mottled effect "The sunlight stippled the trees"
    • n speckle 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Speckle A little or spot in or anything, of a different substance or color from that of the thing itself. "An huge great serpent, all with speckles pied."
    • v. t Speckle To mark with small spots of a different color from that of the rest of the surface; to variegate with spots of a different color from the ground or surface.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n speckle A little speck or spot; a speckled marking; the state of being speckled: as, yellow with patches of speckle.
    • n speckle Color; hence, kind; sort.
    • speckle To mark with specks or spots; fleck; speck; spot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Speckle spek′l a little speck or spot in anything different in substance or colour from the thing itself:
    • v.t Speckle to mark with speckles
    • n Speckle spek′l (Scot.) kind, sort
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dim. of speck,; cf. D. spikkel,

Usage

In literature:

These girls have been brought up like so many guileless speckled fawns out here in the backwoods.
"Iole" by Robert W. Chambers
I boun' he make you laff, he look so funny wid all dem spots en speckles.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
The chickens of the little white hen (who was now a little speckled hen) were all speckled too.
"Fairy Tales from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
Its colour is usually either white or black, though there are some of the alpacos speckled or spotted.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
He spotted the big white-speckled cemetery and saw a little procession making its way to the grounds.
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
The floor became speckled and spotted with dots running for its exits.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
He ran out in the road, and right into a black and white speckled thing with two legs.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
Some were speckled and they flew out and stung him.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
There were big hens and little hens, brown hens, black hens, white hens, and speckled hens.
"Five Little Friends" by Sherred Willcox Adams
Its colour is usually either white or black, though there are some of the alpacos speckled or spotted.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

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
I loathed and hated her for this;
One speckle on a thrush’s breast
Was worth a million such; and yet
She lived long, till God gave her rest.
"A Cat" by Edward Thomas
And now 'twas said, an hungry wolf
Had made the Youth his prey:
His heart lay frozen on the snow,
And here and there a purple glow
Speckled the pathless way.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
We fed the birds that flew around
In flocks to be fed:
No shelter in holly or brake they found,
The speckled thrush on the frozen ground
Lay frozen and dead.
"I Shall Never Love the Snow Again" by Robert Seymour Bridges
"Who has reft the robin's hidden treasure,--
All the speckled spheres he loved so well?
And the buds which danced in merry measure
To the chiming of the hyacinth's bell?
"April" by Susan Coolidge
And where an ancient oak tree lay
The forest stream across,
I mus'd above the sweet shrill spray,
I watch'd the speckl'd trout at play,
I saw the shadows dance and sway
On ripple and on moss.
""The Earth Waxeth Old."" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

Speckled trout the Texas fish of choice.
A rugged trek in the Caribou- Speckled Wilderness.
Speckled trout need game fish protection.
Restaurant openings / Dining The Speckled Hen: This Week's Dining Review.
Howard Snook, speckled trout , redfish easy to find.
Timing must have been perfect because everyone caught Speckled Trout.
Though it is readily available at area grocery stores, mine eyes have always seen the locally produced catfish and flounder instead and, after a fishing trip, speckled trout and redfish.
They were speckled with paint and held together by wooden clips, thin strings and lots of hope.
The big bite going on is speckled perch in Lake Lochloosa.
A rugged trek in the Caribou -Speckled Wilderness.
The whipped cream topping sweetened with honey and speckled with toasted pecans pushes the dessert over the top.
A new age of Texas anglers chooses drifting over wading for speckled trout.
Al Horford and Joakim Noah had small spots of blood speckled across their shirts and shorts, remnants of Butler's aggressive, physical play.
Speckled belly or white front goose season is closed and has been since the 15th.
This one is lightly speckled with steamed spinach and seasoned with fresh mint.
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In science:

Eqs. (1) and (2) can now be used to perform a linear stability analysis of the multiple-scattering speckle pattern in a random medium with noninstantaneous nonlinearity.
Instability of speckle patterns in random media with noninstantaneous Kerr nonlinearity
For given Ω and p, Eq. (4) determines the corresponding value of the Lyapunov exponent Λ. Λ > 0 signifies the instability of the speckle pattern with respect to the excitations at frequency Ω.
Instability of speckle patterns in random media with noninstantaneous Kerr nonlinearity
This allows us to hypothesize that at p = 1 the speckle pattern undergoes a transition from a stationary to chaotic state.
Instability of speckle patterns in random media with noninstantaneous Kerr nonlinearity
The latter is hence amplified and the speckle pattern develops spontaneous dynamics.
Instability of speckle patterns in random media with noninstantaneous Kerr nonlinearity
Skipetrov, “Langevin description of speckle dynamics in nonlinear disordered media”, Phys.
Instability of speckle patterns in random media with noninstantaneous Kerr nonlinearity
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