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 Meanings and Examples of SPECK
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speck
 n.  particle; a very small spot ; stain
Classic Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  At the far end of the shed near the street a speck of pink light showed in the darkness and as he walked towards it he became aware of a faint aromatic odour.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  Within, stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
3  They sat well back and gazed formally at the distant speck of red light which was suspended before the high altar.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In GRACE
4  Father Purdon knelt down, turned towards the red speck of light and, covering his face with his hands, prayed.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In GRACE
5  And outside, the silent wilderness surrounding this cleared speck on the earth struck me as something great and invincible, like evil or truth, waiting patiently for the passing away of this fantastic invasion.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
6  Suddenly there had fallen upon his brain that tiny scarlet speck that makes men mad.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
7  He had been standing on the moor listening to a skylark and watching him swing higher and higher into the sky until he was only a speck in the heights of blue.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
8  Before he was t'other side of the river I was out of the hole; him and his raft was just a speck on the water away off yonder.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII.
9  I looked away down-stream, and seen a black speck on the water.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV.
10  Then I see another speck, and chased that; then another, and this time I was right.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV.
11  When Franz appeared again on the shore, the yacht only seemed like a small white speck on the horizon.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 32. The Waking.
12  Better far that your bones should bleach in this wilderness than that you should prove to be that little speck of decay which in time corrupts the whole fruit.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
13  The reddleman watched his form as it diminished to a speck on the road and became absorbed in the thickening films of night.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
14  We stumbled slowly along in the darkness, with the black loom of the craggy hills around us, and the yellow speck of light burning steadily in front.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
15  We saw him for a long time in the moonlight until he was only a small speck moving swiftly among the boulders upon the side of a distant hill.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
Example Sentence:
1  One speck of dirt on your utensils may contain enough germs to taint an entire batch of preserves.