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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

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

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

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

How can a speck of a universe be physically identical to the great expanse we view in the heavens above?
Brian Greene

We haven't yet found a speck of evidence for biology on another world, so we have no objective way to judge whether life is a onetime fluke or a near-inevitable phenomenon.
Seth Shostak
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Speck Translations

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

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