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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

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

Scripture suggests that the elements in space were created for the benefit of earth, while evolution suggests that earth is an insignificant speck in vast space.
Walter Lang

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

Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self.
George Eliot

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
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Speck Translations

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