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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Speck  \Speck\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Specked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  cause  the  presence  of  specks  upon  or  in  especially  specks 
  regarded  as  defects  or  blemishes;  to  spot;  to  speckle;  as 
  paper  specked  by  impurities  in  the  water  used  in  its 
  Carnation,  purple,  azure,  or  specked  with  gold. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Speck  \Speck\,  n.  [Cf.  Icel.  spik  blubber,  AS  spic,  D.  spek,  G. 
  The  blubber  of  whales  or  other  marine  mammals;  also  the  fat 
  of  the  hippopotamus. 
  {Speck  falls}  (Naut.),  falls  or  ropes  rove  through  blocks  for 
  hoisting  the  blubber  and  bone  of  whales  on  board  a  whaling 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Speck  \Speck\,  n.  [OE.  spekke,  AS  specca  cf  LG  spaak.] 
  1.  A  small  discolored  place  in  or  on  anything  or  a  small 
  place  of  a  color  different  from  that  of  the  main 
  substance;  a  spot;  a  stain;  a  blemish;  as  a  speck  on 
  paper  or  loth;  specks  of  decay  in  fruit.  ``Gray  sand,  with 
  black  specks.''  --Anson. 
  2.  A  very  small  thing  a  particle;  a  mite;  as  specks  of 
  dust;  he  has  not  a  speck  of  money. 
  Many  bright  specks  bubble  up  along  the  blue  Egean. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  etheostomoid  fish  ({Ulocentra 
  stigm[ae]a})  common  in  the  Eastern  United  States. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  very  small  spot;  "the  plane  was  just  a  speck  in  the  sky" 
  [syn:  {pinpoint}] 
  2:  (nontechnical  usage)  a  tiny  piece  of  anything  [syn:  {atom}, 
  {molecule},  {particle},  {mote}] 
  3:  a  small  but  appreciable  amount;  "this  dish  could  use  a  touch 
  of  garlic"  [syn:  {touch},  {hint},  {mite},  {pinch},  {jot}, 
  v  :  produce  specks  in  or  on 

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