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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPECK

Some things he lacked: he hadn't no immagination at all, not one speck.

But there was not a speck of dust anywhere, as Mrs. Brady noticed.

I feel as a cat who would lick all day to take the least speck from her fur.

And then she would still keep the house clean, not even a speck of dust.

She cast a hasty glance at his feet, and saw that there was not a speck of dust on his boots.

Och, ma'am, I mind it well; but sure I thought it was a speck.

It lifted slowly, and rose, and rose, and dwindled to a speck high in the air.

They could see an automobile, like a speck, moving swiftly along it.

And now I'm the speck and—I don't know when we reach the corner.

But no speck appeared to tell us that the ship was up there.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English specca "small spot, stain," of unknown origin; probably related to Dutch speckel "speck, speckle," Middle Dutch spekelen "to sprinkle." Meaning "tiny bit" developed c.1400.

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