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splotchy

[sploch-ee] /ˈsplɒtʃ i/
adjective, splotchier, splotchiest.
1.
marked or covered with splotches.
Origin of splotchy
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15; splotch + -y1
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  • The Honourable George was more than spotted—he was splotchy.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • There was the splotchy edge of shade just beyond his feet; there stretched a parched and drying furrow.

    Stubble

    George Looms
  • This was a splotchy, spattery system of rust marks, like a bird's-eye view of the enemy's trenches after a week of drum fire.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • splotchy skin full of little holes, puffs in the cheeks, red eruptions on the forehead.

    The Beautiful People Charles Beaumont
  • It was a saffron shawl all embroidered with splotchy red flowers as big as my hand.

  • Blueskins were people who inherited a splotchy skin-pigmentation from other people who'd survived a plague.

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
  • I believe wed all better seek the haven of bed unless we want to be splotchy to-morrow from mosquito bites.

  • Blueskins were people who inherited a splotchy skin pigmentation from other people who'd survived a plague.

    This World Is Taboo Murray Leinster

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