One example:Thought bubbles—those puffy, dotted clouds that were a staple of early comics—have been phased out.
The city is now dotted by small settlements, each home no matter how remote guarded by a soldier from the Israeli army.
A nearby soccer field is dotted with pieces of melted rubber.
The political constellation is dotted with a range of parties representing different interests, with overlap between them.
But his file is also dotted with frequent warnings of misconduct.
The many pleasure boats which had dotted the lake with flecks of white, only a few minutes before, had now put in to shore.
The dotted line from the Mississippi to the Illinois, marked "Chemin du retour," is evidently a mistake, added by some other hand.
A brisk wind was blowing over the plains and shaking the scent from the first wild prairie-violets that dotted the new grass.
But Mr. Cato was tapping up the dotted stairway with his bow.
When they came up with it, William Gale was astonished at the vast number of boats that dotted the sea.
Old English dott "speck, head of a boil," perhaps related to Norwegian dot "lump, small knot," Dutch dot "knot, small bunch, wisp," Old High German tutta "nipple;" ultimate origin unclear.
Known from a single source c.1000; the word reappeared with modern meaning "mark" c.1530; not common until 18c. Morse telegraph sense is from 1838. On the dot "punctual" is 1909, in reference to a clock dial face. Dot-matrix first attested 1975.
1740, from dot (n.). Related: Dotted; dotting.
dot 1 (dŏt)
A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.