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Word: mottled

Definition: blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors


Sentences Containing 'mottled'

"Ophidiaster granifer" is a small five armed starfish with a cryptic mottled brown colouration.
Adult females are mottled brown with dark brown and white marks on the underparts.
Adults have long dark greyish legs and a long bill curved slightly downward. The upperparts are mottled brown and the underparts are light brown.
As its name imports, it is of an exceedingly rich, mottled tint, with a bestreaked snowy and golden ground, dotted with spots of the deepest crimson and purple.
Colouration variable but typically mottled brown and white.
Dropping his spade, he thrust both hands in, and drew out handfuls of something that looked like ripe Windsor soap, or rich mottled old cheese; very unctuous and savory withal.
Episinus angulatus is a small mottled brownish tangle-web spider.
Females have dark greyish or blackish forewings often mottled with whitish markings on the basal half.
Furthermore, the skin of some rabicanos may be slightly mottled with pink, particularly on the abdomen and groin.
I also crossed a barb with a spot, which is a white bird with a red tail and red spot on the forehead, and which notoriously breeds very true; the mongrels were dusky and mottled.
It contains the Alpine Swift ("Tachymarptis melba") of Eurasia and Africa and the Mottled Swift ("Tachymarptis aequatorialis") of Africa.
Juvenile birds are paler than the adults and are mottled white below rather than barred.
Of her lips I say nothing, for they are so fine and thin that, if lips might be reeled, one might make a skein of them; but being of a different colour from ordinary lips they are wonderful, for they are mottled, blue, green, and purple--let my lord the governor pardon me for painting so minutely the charms of her who some time or other will be my daughter; for I love her, and I don't find her amiss."
Pupation takes place in a mottled brown pupa.
Round one of his hands he had a handkerchief wrapped, which was mottled all over with bloodstains.
The back, breast and flanks are scalloped with buff; the underparts are buffy white, mottled with brown.
The bottom of its foot is orange, and the epipodium (a sensory structure and extension of the foot that bears tentacles) is a mottled orange tan.
The color pattern consists of a light brown to dark brown to pale olive ground color, flecked and mottled with darker tones.
The diseased plants had variegated leaves that were mottled.
The duck is a distinctive small, mottled, predominantly brown pintail.
The ducks are 45 to 65 cm in length, the males weighing 610 to 660 g, the females 460 to 610 g. Minor differences are that the male has uniformly brownish-grey upperwing coverts and a glossy greenish-black speculum, while the female has mottled upperwing coverts and a dull brown speculum.
The forewings are grey, mottled and lined with blackish.
The forewings are whitish grey, mottled, suffused and blotched with chestnut-brown and black.
The forewings of the males are greyish or grey-brownish, mottled with a paler colour and with white markings.
The former is usually smaller and has a yellow band running down its back while the latter has a distinctive mottled pattern.
The larva is a dark gray mottled caterpillar with thick pink-tinted legs and a jumping ability.
The mantle is mottled greenish-blue and black.
To give one instance out of several which I have observed: I crossed some white fantails, which breed very true, with some black barbs--and it so happens that blue varieties of barbs are so rare that I never heard of an instance in England; and the mongrels were black, brown and mottled.
Walking along the Strand, afterwards, and observing a hard mottled substance in the window of a ham and beef shop, which resembled marble, but was labelled 'Mock Turtle', I went in and bought a slab of it, which I have since seen reason to believe would have sufficed for fifteen people.
When we see leaf-eating insects green, and bark-feeders mottled-grey; the alpine ptarmigan white in winter, the red-grouse the colour of heather, we must believe that these tints are of service to these birds and insects in preserving them from danger.
“The forms are inspired by internal organs, intestines, breast, stomachs, brains; their colorful, mottled, crumpled, broken shapes and expression of turbulence and restlessness.” Lipofsky is well known for having devoted his career in glass to endless variations on the turbulent, broken bubble form.

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