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

  Speck \Speck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Specked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Specking.]
     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.
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           Carnation, purple, azure, or specked with gold.
                                                    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Speck \Speck\, n. [Cf. Icel. spik blubber, AS. spic, D. spek, G.
     speck.]
     The blubber of whales or other marine mammals; also, the fat
     of the hippopotamus.
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     Speck falls (Naut.), falls or ropes rove through blocks for
        hoisting the blubber and bone of whales on board a whaling
        vessel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. A very small thing; a particle; a mite; as, specks of
        dust; he has not a speck of money.
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              Many bright specks bubble up along the blue Egean.
                                                    --Landor.
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     3. (Zool.) A small etheostomoid fish ({Ulocentra stigmaea)
        common in the Eastern United States.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  speck
      n 1: a very small spot; "the plane was just a speck in the sky"
           [syn: speck, pinpoint]
      2: (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything [syn: atom,
         molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck]
      3: a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch
         of garlic" [syn: touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch,
         jot, speck, soupcon]
      v 1: produce specks in or on; "speck the cloth"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  225 Moby Thesaurus words for "speck":
     ace, amount, atom, band, bar, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot,
     besprinkle, birthmark, bit, black sheep, blaze, blaze a trail,
     blemish, bloodstain, blot, blotch, blur, brand, bread, caste mark,
     chalk, chalk up, check, check off, checker, checkmark, cicatrix,
     cicatrize, crumb, cut, dab, dapple, dappledness, dappleness, dash,
     daub, define, delimit, demarcate, discolor, discoloration, dole,
     dot, dottedness, dram, dredge, dribble, driblet, drop, droplet,
     dust, dwarf, earmark, engrave, engraving, eyesore, farthing, flake,
     fleck, flick, flour, flyspeck, foreign body, foreign intruder,
     fragment, freckle, freckliness, gash, gnat, gobbet, grain, granule,
     graving, groat, hack, hair, handful, harlequin, hatch, hint,
     impress, imprint, impurity, intruder, iota, iris, jot, lentigo,
     line, little, little bit, lota, macula, maculate, maculation,
     macule, make a mark, marble, marbleize, mark, mark off, mark out,
     marking, microbe, microorganism, midge, minim, minimum, minutia,
     minutiae, misfit, mite, modicum, mole, molecule, monkey wrench,
     mote, motley, mottle, mottledness, nevus, nick, notch, nutshell,
     oddball, ounce, particle, patch, pebble, pencil, pepper, pinch,
     pinhead, pinpoint, pittance, point, pointillage, pointillism,
     polka dot, polychrome, polychromize, powder, prick, print, punch,
     punctuate, puncture, rainbow, riddle, scar, scarification, scarify,
     score, scotch, scrap, scratch, scratching, scruple, seal, seam,
     sliver, smear, smidgen, smidgin, smirch, smitch, smouch, smudge,
     smut, smutch, snip, snippet, spangle, spatter, speckle,
     speckliness, splash, splatter, splinter, splotch, spoonful, spot,
     spottedness, spottiness, sprinkle, stain, stamp, stigma,
     stigmatize, stipple, stippledness, stippling, stone,
     strawberry mark, streak, striate, stripe, stud, suggestion,
     suspicion, taint, tarnish, tattoo, tattoo mark, tessellate,
     thimbleful, tick, tick off, tinge, tiny bit, tittle, touch, trace,
     trifling amount, trivia, underline, underscore, vanishing point,
     variegate, vein, watermark, weed, whit
  
  

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