One morning, before going to the field, the Godmother placed Tom on the floor as usual, and then went out to get speckle.
No one else could detect a spot or speckle on her at a casual glance.
speckle and her rooster, as Lady Fluff says, have a large and constantly increasing family, which now numbers fifteen.
To be sure, Mrs. speckle did not keep a looking-glass, and I suppose poor Brownie had no idea how very absurd he looked.
There was no speckle of light to classify and ignore, no susurrus of air molecules raining against the eardrum.
One day speckle, the big hen, made a great fuss because her brood of ducklings went into the water.
The other three little ones were there watching "speckle" and her brood with intense interest.
Out of the yard bounded Rover barking heartily and, from her stall, speckle mooed a welcome.
The hills around, which stand up darkly against a speckle of stars, are all discussed for you.
Hoyle had the peas in a tin pail, and mother rode Aunt Sally's speckle and carried the biscuit in a pan on front.
c.1400 (implied in speckled), probably related to Old English specca "small spot, speck" (see speck) or from a related Middle Dutch or Middle High German word. Related: Speckled; speckling. The noun is first attested mid-15c.