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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!
They are slender, goujon-style fingers of white fish in three exciting flavours: Pernod, in a light and crispy crumb coating flecked with Dill; Tequila and Fresh Lemon in a coating flecked with Sea Salt and Bye; and Vodka and Fresh Lime with a coating of flecked Parsley.