Usage examples for speck

  1. It rose vertically until we could see it only as a speck in the blue of the morning sky- a speck vanishing to the north over the Pole. – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  2. When you return to the university, get hold of some books on the means by which all the various kinds of living creatures in the world are kept on an even balance, how they all get their food, and how every tiny speck fits into the whole world scheme. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  3. The human eye could see it then- that dainty little speck. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  4. The war- canoe was so far behind us that it seemed but a little speck on the sea, and the shouts to which the crew occasionally gave vent came faintly towards us on the morning breeze. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  5. What an awful carpet this red one must be to sweep, showing every speck! – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  6. As a speck of dust is to a planet, and as a star is to the vast universe, so is man to the world in which he lives'. – Standards of Life and Service by T. H. Howard
  7. And when came noon, And we climbed sky- high, Jim was a speck Slip - slipping by. – Peacock Pie, A Book of Rhymes by Walter de la Mare
  8. What is that red speck above Stilbro' Brow? – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  9. There isn't a speck of soda. – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  10. As they walked side by side along the stagnant waters, she was sending inaudible messages of this sort towards her aunt; she had even selected the particular mauve speck at the top of the steps which might be Mrs. Marshall- Smith. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  11. A light speck appeared on the horizon between the dark waters and the azure heaven. – Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso
  12. God is nowhere; fellow- man in the way like a buzzing fly- else no more to be regarded than a speck of dust neither upon his person nor his garment. – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  13. Then the launch became a speck against a gray coast. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  14. It is a mere speck in his heaven; but he would have liked Prue to have been glad too. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  15. Yet Corinne watched him when he sat down on a bank to rest; she watched him grow a mere bunch and battered hat, and then fade to a speck. – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  16. When they could no longer see the white net cap, which showed as a speck through the leaves where the old woman was-" Caroline!" – A Second Home by Honore de Balzac
  17. Close examination shows that there is always a small speck of a foreign body at the centre of the circle, and it is often possible to identify the nature of this central substance, small though it be. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
  18. He had been tolerated by the cattle- men, as his flock was but a speck on the limitless mesas. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  19. When the sail of the yacht had grown like a gray speck in the distance, she was put about, and at a sharp angle ran to the rude pier of Penruthyn Priory, whence taking his gun as if for a ramble in the warren, he told his men to expect him in about two hours, at the turn of the tide. – The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu