Origin of speck
OTHER WORDS FROM speckspeck·ed·ness [spek-id-nis], /ˈspɛk ɪd nɪs/, nounspeckless, adjectivespeck·less·ly, adverbspeck·less·ness, noun
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How to use speck in a sentence
Then be grateful for this perk,And forget that the economy is dreck, And while I plot my coup — here’s what I’ve got for you,It’s just a speck.Style Invitational Week 1419: Send us the bill — our ‘joint legislation’ contest|Pat Myers|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
Hundreds of specks appear clustered beyond Neptune, a hint that something up to 10 times as massive as Earth might lie beyond.
That star was no longer an anonymous speck floating in a vast uncharted sea.Betelgeuse went dark, but didn’t go supernova. What happened?|Lisa Grossman|November 29, 2020|Science News
An atomic nucleus is a vanishingly small speck at the core of a comparatively vast atom.The App That Offers Cosmic Awe - Facts So Romantic|Caleb Scharf|October 21, 2020|Nautilus
Some of these negatively charged electrons will be absorbed by the surrounding specks of dust.This high-tech sweeper is designed for super-clingy moon dust|Jack J. Lee|October 13, 2020|Science News For Students
“I think you'd make a great city planner just based on what you've learned from designing this game,” Speck tells Librande.
“I think about design, but I'm not operating on a scale where I'm thinking about power production,” says Speck.
Dick pointed to a black speck on the water, a considerable distance ahead of them.
Nigger, as his name implied, was a magnificent coal-black animal without a speck of white upon him anywhere.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
They came to a turn in the passage and for a moment a little speck of light showed ahead of them.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
The upper edge of the sun was just visible above the horizon, gleaming through the haze like a speck of ruddy fire.
One of the officers instantly went to the top with his binocular, bringing it to bear on a small, far distant speck on the ocean.Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser|Walter Fenton Mott