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Definition of Speck

Speck

  1. The blubber of whales or other marine mammals; also, the fat of the hippopotamus.
  2. A small discolored place in or on anything, or a small place of a color different from that of the main substance; a spot; a stain; a blemish; as, a speck on paper or loth; specks of decay in fruit.
  3. A very small thing; a particle; a mite; as, specks of dust; he has not a speck of money.
  4. A small etheostomoid fish (Ulocentra stigmaea) common in the Eastern United States.
  5. To cause the presence of specks upon or in, especially specks regarded as defects or blemishes; to spot; to speckle; as, paper specked by impurities in the water used in its manufacture.

Speck Quotations

Personally, I do not know whether humankind is alone in this vast universe. But I do know that we should cherish our existence on this precious speck of matter... the greatest gift that could be bestowed upon us. For all practical purposes, there is only one planet Earth.
Ban Ki-moon

We live on this speck called Earth - think about what you might do, today or tomorrow - and make the most of it.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Just as it takes time for a speck of fish spawn to develop into a fully grown fish, so, too, we need time for everything that develops and crystallizes in the world of ideas. Architecture demands more of this time than other creative work.
Alvar Aalto

The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom.
Clarence Darrow

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.
Bram Stoker
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Speck Translations

speck in German is Fleckchen
speck in Hungarian is szemcse, petty, csepp
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