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Fleck
See also: Fleck, fléck, and Fléck

English

Etymology

From Middle English flekked, from Old Norse flekka ("to spot"), from Proto-Germanic *flekk-. Cognate to Dutch vlek.

Pronunciation

Noun

fleck (plural flecks)

  1. A flake
  2. A lock, as of wool.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of J. Martin to this entry?)
  3. A small spot or streak; a speckle.
    • (Can we date this quote by Longfellow and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      A sunny fleck.
    • (Can we date this quote by Tennyson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Life is dashed with flecks of sin.

Translations

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Verb

fleck (third-person singular simple present flecks, present participle flecking, simple past and past participle flecked)

  1. (transitive) To mark with small spots
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803:
      So this was my future home, I thought! [...] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.

Translations


Luxembourgish

Verb

fleck

  1. second-person singular imperative of flecken

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