fleck (plural flecks)
- A flake
- A lock, as of wool.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of J. Martin to this entry?)
- A small spot or streak; a speckle.
- A sunny fleck.
- Life is dashed with flecks of sin.
flake — see flake
lock — see lock
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- (transitive) To mark with small spots
- 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803:
- So this was my future home, I thought! […] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
to mark with small spots