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 for mottle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mottle \Mot"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mottled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Mottling.] [From Mottled.]
     To mark with spots of different color, or shades of color, as
     if stained; to spot; to maculate.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mottle \Mot"tle\, n.
     A mottled appearance.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an irregular arrangement of patches of color; "it was not
           dull grey as distance had suggested, but a mottle of khaki
           and black and olive-green"
      v 1: mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of
           color as if stained [syn: mottle, streak, blotch]
      2: colour with streaks or blotches of different shades [syn:
         mottle, dapple, cloud]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  127 Moby Thesaurus words for "mottle":
     band, bar, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, birthmark, blaze,
     blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, brand, caste mark, chalk, chalk up,
     check, check off, checker, checkmark, cicatrix, cicatrize, cut,
     dapple, dappledness, dappleness, dash, define, delimit, demarcate,
     discolor, discoloration, dot, dottedness, earmark, engrave,
     engraving, flake, fleck, flick, freckle, freckliness, gash,
     graving, hack, harlequin, hatch, impress, imprint, iris, jot,
     lentigo, line, macula, maculate, maculation, macule, make a mark,
     marble, marbleize, mark, mark off, mark out, marking, mole, motley,
     mottledness, nevus, nick, notch, patch, pencil, pepper, point,
     pointillage, pointillism, polka dot, polychrome, polychromize,
     prick, print, punch, punctuate, puncture, rainbow, riddle, scar,
     scarification, scarify, score, scotch, scratch, scratching, seal,
     seam, spangle, speck, speckle, speckliness, splash, splotch, spot,
     spottedness, spottiness, sprinkle, stain, stamp, stigma,
     stigmatize, stipple, stippledness, stippling, strawberry mark,
     streak, striate, stripe, stud, tattoo, tattoo mark, tessellate,
     tick, tick off, tittle, trace, underline, underscore, variegate,
     vein, watermark

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