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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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However it has various other symptoms including lethargy and difficulty in waking up, the body becoming abnormally cold to touch, skin appearing mottled or bluish, rapid breathing, a rash that doesn't fade away when it is pressed and seizures or convulsions.
To better understand the post-restoration redistribution of mottled sculpin, detailed post-restoration habitat analysis was performed for five of the eight sampling segments during Jun.-Aug.
Hess, a 20-year biologist and supervisor at Rockefeller Refuge, is one of the pioneers of the mottled duck-banding program.
Now what is he dreaming about?--he-goats mating, and streaked, speckled, and mottled flocks!
In another experiment the authors asked participants to judge how long the mottled patterns themselves lasted, but varied the rates at which those patterns changed.
Another case involved a law student who sought treatment for the mottled discolouration on her leg.
The number and nature of mottled vessels, however, strongly suggests that this patterning was deliberately sought after, even though uneven conditions in open fires may have occasionally been responsible for some accidental differential colouring.
Identifying characteristics include a flap-like adipose fin, a squared, rounded or slightly forked tail, mottled back and sides, and a slight overbite.
McKay suggested the association between this mottled enamel and an agent in the Colorado Springs, Colorado water supply during investigation of the Colorado brown stain seen in the teeth of many of his patients.
When the word was borrowed into English as tabby in the 1600s, it only referred to a kind of silk with a wavy, mottled pattern.
"The figured material tends to be ropey to block mottled. There's not a lot of demand for it in high production applications.