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In one of the tallest trees on Earth, a tan, mottled salamander ventures out on a fern growing high up on the trunk.‘Wandering’ salamanders glide like skydivers from the world’s tallest trees|Jake Buehler|May 23, 2022|Science News
Most females had drab colors — olive green heads and backs and mottled throats.Female hummingbirds may sport flashy feathers to avoid being harassed|Carolyn Wilke|August 26, 2021|Science News
Downpours transform the mottled landscape into lush emerald, while azaleas bloom and migrating cranes and storks begin the long journey back north.Why China Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Mining and What It Could Mean for Other Countries|Charlie Campbell / Chengdu and Shanghai|June 2, 2021|Time
The bending, roughly parallel lines produce a sense of motion, as does the mottled blue watercolor added to “Splash,” the only hand-finished print.In the galleries: Tracing a generational progression in abstract art|Mark Jenkins|March 5, 2021|Washington Post
The octopus’s skin flickers and momentarily resembles the grouper’s own mottled scales before reverting to blue.Octopuses Find New Hunting Buddies - Issue 95: Escape|Brandon Keim|January 28, 2021|Nautilus
I stared at the poisonous mottled binding as I would at a snake.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The rich, mottled tones with which he crafted his portraits are less about creating mood than about rendering pure physicality.Remembering Irving Penn|Philip Gefter|October 8, 2009|DAILY BEAST
To many of those white-haired and mottled men, the ambassador's six-minute apology and the invitation to visit Japan were insults.Healing the Wounds of Bataan|Michael Norman|September 19, 2009|DAILY BEAST
The skin on my face and arms took on a mottled, yellowish appearance, like an old newspaper left out in the sun.Was I Born Anorexic?|Rachel Shukert|April 16, 2009|DAILY BEAST
In one instant the mottled-faced gentleman depressed his hand again, and every glass was set down empty.
Saying this, the mottled-faced gentleman rose, as did the other gentlemen.
The cattle here are large and well-shaped, something like our own Lancashire breed, and mottled in colour, though mostly red.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
His face was, moreover, mottled with dusky spots, so that he reminded the spectator of a frog or a toad.Overland|John William De Forest
Beneath them the cross-bedded sandstone appears, showing a mottled surface of pale-pinkish hue.