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Word: speck

Definition: small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye


Sentences Containing 'speck'

They are so small that if one thousand of them were laid side by side, they would make a speck too small to be seen by the eye and too small to be visible under the most powerful microscope.
When Franz appeared again on the shore, the yacht only seemed like a small white speck on the horizon.
I well remember though, how the distant idea of the holidays, after seeming for an immense time to be a stationary speck, began to come towards us, and to grow and grow.
She next swept up the crumbs with a little broom (putting on a pair of gloves first), until there did not appear to be one microscopic speck left on the carpet; next dusted and arranged the room, which was dusted and arranged to a hair's breadth already.
Before he was t'other side of the river I was out of the hole; him and his raft was just a speck on the water away off yonder.
I looked away down-stream, and seen a black speck on the water.
Then I see another speck, and chased that; then another, and this time I was right.
It was very hard, but I turned back, though with a heavy heart, and began laboriously and methodically to plod over the same tedious ground at a snail's pace; stopping to examine minutely every speck in the way, on all sides, and making the most desperate efforts to know these elusive characters by sight wherever I met them.
We brought the locker out, extinguished the candle, fastened the door on the outside, and left the old boat close shut up, a dark speck in the cloudy night.

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