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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLECK

Any scintilla or fleck of truth I can pick off from a revolutionary, I take but I will not take him.

There was not a fleck of cloud on all the sky, nor of mist on all the hills.

Among all this loveliness was glimpsed by Arethusa a fleck of green.

In the days that followed she thought of him as she saw him last, a minute fleck on the plain.

He knocked out the pipe, crushed a fleck of burning tobacco with his boot.

Nor has every fleck of color gone from the face of the out-of-doors.

Not even a fleck of foam broke the glassy surface of the swirling current.

On the crest of a wave she caught a fleck of white that was not foam.

She could have cried at a fleck in the miserable glass which spoiled her view.

He picked up one and blew a fleck of dust from it carefully.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., probably from Old Norse flekka "to spot," from Proto-Germanic *flekk- (cf. Middle Dutch vlecke, Old High German flec, German Fleck), from PIE *pleik- "to tear" (see flay). Related: Flecked; flecking.

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