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fleck

A small spot, mark, or figure in wood, usually caused by wood rays, or other irregular growth characteristics, e.g., natural deposits of gummy matter.
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His face was lean and haggard, and the brown parchment-like skin was drawn tightly over the projecting bones; his long, brown hair and beard were all flecked and dashed with white; his eyes were sunken in his head, and burned with an unnatural lustre; while the hand which grasped his rifle was hardly more fleshy than that of a skeleton.
A scarred and wrinkled precipice rises to a height of eighteen hundred feet; on a tiny bench half way up its vast wall, sits a little snowflake of a church, no bigger than a martin-box, apparently; skirting the base of the cliff are a hundred orange groves and gardens, flecked with glimpses of the white dwellings that are buried in them; in front, three or four gondolas lie idle upon the water--and in the burnished mirror of the lake, mountain, chapel, houses, groves and boats are counterfeited so brightly and so clearly that one scarce knows where the reality leaves off and the reflection begins!
MANCHESTER United are stepping up their pursuit of Rangers' teenage sensation John Fleck.
NEW YORK To help "Half Nelson's" Ryan Gosling prepare for the role of a teacher, director Ryan Fleck sent him into a public school in Brooklyn--for a little while, anyway.
Bath Rugby Club has denied that its South African player Robbie Fleck racially abused Collymore during an alleged brawl in Dublin city centre.
BATH'S decision to clear South African centre Robbie Fleck over allegations he racially abused Stan Collymore has been dismissed as ``ludicrous'' by representatives of the ex-Liverpool striker.
BATH Rugby Club last night denied that its South African player, Robbie Fleck, racially abused former Liverpool and England footballer Stan Collymore during an alleged brawl in Dublin city centre.
Tom Fleck, former director of coaching for the Florida Youth Soccer Association, and Ron Quinn, a former elementary school physical education teacher and now women's coach at Xavier University, the USSF designed a National Youth License course based on the principles of child development.
2001 18m prod Fleck Films, OMOC Calling Card Program, p Paula Fleck, d Stephanie Morgenstern, so Stephanie Morgenstern, Mark Ellis; with Stephanie Morgenstern, Mark Ellis.
The Pork Industry Team adds three veterinarians to its staff: Robyn Fleck, Doug Groth and Harry Snelson.
FLECK. (Biblio 17, 88) Paris, Seattle, and Tubingen: Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature.