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Covered or marked with a large number of small spots or patches of colour:‘a large speckled brown egg’‘a fine waxy film speckled with yeast cells’
- ‘The research shows that birds nesting in areas of the woods where the soil is known to be low in calcium produce eggs that are more heavily speckled.’
- ‘A stunned silence followed, then a small group began to applaud, speckled patches of clapping joining from across the auditorium.’
- ‘Blue skies speckled with tiny fleeces of cloud made it a glorious afternoon in Knock.’
- ‘On her head sits a black pillbox hat with a shoulder-length black veil speckled with black velvet dots.’
- ‘Inside, the audience cheered and clapped as the speckled celluloid film started to roll.’
- ‘Night spreads out like a vast dark veil speckled with silver.’
- ‘The long, thick flash of silver was unmistakable - a grand speckled trout.’
- ‘The petals are speckled with tiny holes smaller than a pinprick, a feature which provides its Latin name Hypericum perforatum.’
- ‘The steep row of hills separating the provinces was speckled with hundreds of wild pistachio trees.’
- ‘Some are striped, some blotched, some speckled in a variety of brilliant colours.’
- ‘Generally, I like my pancake served speckled side up.’
- ‘Inside, beige speckled porcelain tiles replaced rotten old floor boards.’
- ‘Some crystals grow to a much bigger size giving granite a speckled appearance.’
- ‘I left the residence to walk down to the office, and saw that the lake was speckled with faintly glowing dots.’
- ‘I love to see her eyes transform into a brown lighter than a wild cat's, with the fiery glint of speckled gold.’
- ‘There's also a crunchy peanut-butter tart, topped with an iridescent scoop of celery sorbet and speckled with crushed pistachios.’
- ‘I saw market stalls full of produce, dusty papaya skins speckled by rain.’
- ‘Leaves formed in late summer show a fine, yellowish, speckled mottling.’
- ‘The speckled trout hit a bait like a freight train.’
- ‘Steve was obviously tall, about 6, and had brown hair which was speckled modestly with grey on the front and sides.’
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