Definitions of fleck

  1. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; " a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
  2. make a spot or mark onto; " The wine spotted the tablecloth"
  3. a small contrasting part of something; " a bald spot"; " a leopard's spots"; " a patch of clouds"; " patches of thin ice"; " a fleck of red"
  4. A flake; also, a lock, as of wool.
  5. A spot; a streak; a speckle.
  6. To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple.
  7. A streak or spot.
  8. To streak or spot; variegate.
  9. A spot or speckle; a little bit of a thing.
  10. To spot; streak.
  11. To spot; dapple.
  12. A dot or streak; dapple.
  13. A spot; a streak; a bit.

Usage examples for fleck

  1. There were four of them at home, waiting on the stairs for him to come at night- and he suddenly saw that Philip Harris was a brave man- holding out for them all- waiting while the little fleck of grey matter knit itself. – Mr. Achilles by Jennette Lee
  2. In the history of eternity, we can imagine it to be but a transient circumstance, like a fleck of cloud in a summer sky; and even that fleck will disappear. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  3. See, no fleck Of blood! – The Vigil of Venus and Other Poems by "Q" by Q (AKA: Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch)
  4. Not honey, not the south; ah flower of purple iris, flower of white, or of the iris, withering the grass- for fleck of the sun's fire, gathers such heat and power, that shadow- print is light, cast through the petals of the yellow iris flower. – Hymen by Hilda Doolittle
  5. After three days of increasing redness, the color begins slowly to fade, and after four or five days of this fading a peculiar peeling takes place, whose scales vary in size from a small fleck to casts of the whole of the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  6. He felt a little frightened, and he bent over his horse to fleck a bit of bark with his whip to conceal it. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  7. He slowly picked a fleck of tobacco off his lip and flicked it away, his sharp black eyes poking holes in the situation I'd built up for him. – The Old Die Rich by Horace Leonard Gold
  8. But a lull came when the corner was fairly turned, in the lee of a home of many nets, where masses of foam- fleck had found a respite, and leisure to collapse, a bubble at a time. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  9. Untouched by autumn, the furze bushes of Ardmeen covert were darkly green, save for a golden fleck of blossom here and there, and the glistening grey cobwebs that stretched from spike to spike. – Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross
  10. He was one of several children, most of whom died young; John, the eldest, who lived till he was twenty- three, and Margaret, who married a Redcar fisherman named James Fleck, being the only two that came to maturity. – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson
  11. There was no tender touch or fleck To spoil my body or bared feet. – Poems & Ballads (First Series) by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  12. In three specimens the dorsolateral black area between the dorsal stripe and the lateral stripe on each side has no markings, and in eight others there is only an occasional fleck or crescent on the skin between the sixth and seventh scale rows. – Occurrence of the Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains by Henry S. Fitch T. Paul Maslin
  13. I saw that she was a good housekeeper, for while she talked she kept a corner of her eye on the servants to see that they made no balks in handling the body and getting it out; when they came with fresh clean towels, she sent back for the other kind; and when they had finished wiping the floor and were going, she indicated a crimson fleck the size of a tear which their duller eyes had overlooked. – A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Part 3. by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  14. So she read herself that Sunday morning, under an August sky without a fleck and a sun that drew the resin from those very pine- trees upon which the outcast had so often gazed. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  15. If one of those seas comes on board it would carry you overboard like a fleck of foam. – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. Arched slightly in the middle, for the river was still rising, it leaped and surged, tossing tawny mane and fleck and foam as it thundered along- a mad, molten mass of yellow struck into gold by the light of the sun. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  17. There is no indication of a guiding intelligence, and if he possess an immortal spirit, so does the mollusk and the fleck of protoplasm. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  18. For every sin that he committed, a stain would fleck and wreck its fairness. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  19. The magnificent semi- circle of the Southern Alps stood out, for a hundred miles from north to south, in appalling white distinctness, and no one in the whole Colony had ever seen the splendid range thus free from fleck or flaw. – Station Amusements by Lady Barker
  20. Comyn turned to fleck the window with his handkerchief, while I was not a little put out at their mirth. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009