Speck

Definition of Speck

n.1.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 vessel.
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.
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.
- Landor.
3.(Zool.) A small etheostomoid fish (Ulocentra stigmæa) common in the Eastern United States.
v. t.1.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 manufacture.
[imp. & p. p. Specked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Specking.]
Carnation, purple, azure, or specked with gold.
- Milton.

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