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mottled

[′mäd·əld]
(geology)
Of a soil, irregularly marked with spots of different colors.
(graphic arts)
Of a printed area, spotty or uneven in appearance.
(petrology)
Of a sedimentary rock, marked with spots of various colors.
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The machine has a wide range of basis weights from 105 gsm to 440 gsm of white top liner, mottled liner, print kraft, and brown liner.
Either above this or directly on top of the pallid zone, there is the old mottled zone, strongly and coarsely platy in structure.
The huge bell-shaped flowers are a wonderful shade of subtle purple and the petals are mottled in a checkerboard design.
In those places where the pencil-length bottom-dwellers have proliferated, populations of the mottled sculpin, an important prey species for larger fish, have crashed.
Locals are also disturbed that the dull mottled tone of the old roof tiles has mostly been replaced by identical bright orange new ones.
According to the company, this additive is suitable for ink manufacturers seeking to improve inks that appear mottled, blotchy or have an uneven laydown.
Health chiefs said the decision to put fluoride in the West Midland water supply had been vindicated despite a report which said it helped fight tooth decay but increased the risk of unsightly, mottled teeth.
Now you can bring the rustic lime-wash look indoors with a paint that gives a mottled appearance almost instantly Called Interno Limewash, the paint "blooms" into a subtle layering of shades as it dries.
He reached out especially to touch the untouchables: lepers whose skin was mottled with disease, prostitutes whom others touched and then scapegoated, sick people with open sores, blind people thought to be cursed from birth, even the dead.
And on the opposite shore, an adult giraffe casts a mottled reflection on the river's glasslike countenance, gingerly leaning forward with front legs sprawled wide, to lap at cooling waters.
Accompanied by a haunting score by Egyptian-born composer Ahmed Hassan, dancers in tank tops and tapered jeans trade between modern and ritual dance to suggest an intersection of cultures: Women place their hands at the backs of their heads and their arms make the shape of butterfly wings, while a group of men dance in a pool of mottled light that looks like it is descending through a canopy of leaves.
The use of the Obagi Nu-Derm System in the treatment of photodamaged skin provides significantly greater improvements in wrinkles, laxity and mottled hyperpigmentation than other systems tested," said Dr.