a. spotted with different shades or colors
When old Falstaff blushed, his face was mottled with embarrassment, all pink and purple and red.
Sentence in Classic:
The word now shone in his brain, clearer and brighter than any ivory sawn from the mottled tusks of elephants.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
The light of the lamps of the church fell upon an assembly of black clothes and white collars, relieved here and there by tweeds, on dark mottled pillars of green marble and on lugubrious canvases.
He spun round with a scream and fell upon his back, his hideous red face turning suddenly to a dreadful mottled pallor.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Nikolai Petrovitch bent his head, and began staring at the crumbling steps; a big mottled fowl walked sedately towards him, treading firmly with its great yellow legs; a muddy cat gave him an unfriendly look, twisting herself coyly round the railing.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
The mottled wise old eyes saw deeply, saw clearly, with the directness of the savage and the child, undeterred by conscience when danger threatened her pet.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Dropping his spade, he thrust both hands in, and drew out handfuls of something that looked like ripe Windsor soap, or rich mottled old cheese; very unctuous and savory withal.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Our wagonette had topped a rise and in front of us rose the huge expanse of the moor, mottled with gnarled and craggy cairns and tors.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context