The farmers carried de Merode until they spotted a military vehicle, and the soldiers stopped and loaded him in.
In March 1969, American helicopters flying over a western part of South Vietnam spotted a group of Vietnamese cutting wood.
They were spotted boarding a helicopter nearby on departure.
Kate was spotted browsing the maternity racks at in London today, with the news spreading on twitter.
Throughout 2009, Van der Sloot was spotted across the globe at various poker tournaments.
Several had also been spotted in F13 and from the direction of F12A.
The thighs and sides are spotted with the same tinge as the abdomen.
Eloise said, drawing her well foot under the spotted calico, and wishing the young men would go.
If Paul Kendall had been captain, he would have spotted every fellow that made any trouble.
The Atlantic spotted dolphins have a spinal blaze and a light line which extends from the flipper to the eye.
c.1200, "moral stain," probably from Old English splott "a spot, blot, patch (of land)" infl. by Middle Dutch spotte "spot, speck." Other cognates are East Frisian spot "speck," North Frisian spot "speck, piece of ground," Old Norse spotti "small piece." It is likely that some of these are borrowed, but the exact evolution now is impossible to trace.
Meaning "speck, stain" is from mid-14c. The sense of "particular place" is from c.1300. Meaning "short interval in a broadcast for an advertisement or announcement" is from 1923. Proceeded by a number (e.g. five-spot) it originally was a term for "prison sentence" of that many years (1901, American English slang). To put (someone) on the spot "place in a difficult situation" is from 1928. Colloquial phrase to hit the spot "satisfy, be what is required" is from 1868. Spot check first attested 1933. Spot on "completely, accurately" is attested from 1920.
early 15c., "to stain, sully, tarnish" from spot (n.). Sense of "to stain with spots" is attested from mid-15c. Meaning "to see and recognize," is from 1718, originally colloquial and applied to a criminal or suspected person; the general sense is from 1860. Related: Spotted; spotting.
A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
A stain or blot.
[found by 1718 in the second verb sense as ''identify as a wrongdoer'']