Flyspeck \Fly"speck\ (fl[imac]"sp[e^]k), v. t. To soil with flyspecks. [1913 Webster]

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  • Flyspeck — Fly speck (fl[imac] sp[e^]k), n. A speck or stain made by the excrement of a fly; hence, any insignificant dot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flyspeck — [flī′spek΄] n. 1. a speck of excrement left by a fly 2. any tiny spot 3. a petty or insignificant error or flaw vt. to make flyspecks on …   English World dictionary

  • flyspeck — 1. noun a) Housefly excrement, visible as a minuscule black dot. The wall of the kitchen above the fruitbowl was dotted with flyspeck. b) By extension of above, anything tiny or insignificant. From the foothills below, Jean, Jan, and James were… …   Wiktionary

  • flyspeck — noun Date: 1723 1. a speck made by fly excrement 2. something small and insignificant • flyspeck transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flyspeck — I noun a tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly • Hypernyms: ↑atom, ↑molecule, ↑particle, ↑corpuscle, ↑mote, ↑speck II adjective very small …   Useful english dictionary

  • flyspeck — /fluy spek /, n. 1. a speck or tiny stain from the excrement of a fly. 2. any minute spot. 3. Plant Pathol. a disease of pome fruits, characterized by small, raised, dark spots on the fruit, caused by a fungus, Leptothyrium pomi. v.t. 4. to mark… …   Universalium

  • flyspeck — Synonyms and related words: ace, atom, bespeckle, bespot, bit, bloodstain, blot, blotch, blur, brand, crumb, dab, daub, dole, dot, dram, dribble, driblet, drop, droplet, dwarf, eyesore, farthing, fleck, flick, fragment, freckle, gnat, gobbet,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • flyspeck — n. small stain; stain from the secretion of flies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flyspeck — noun 1》 a tiny stain made by the excrement of an insect. 2》 something contemptibly small or insignificant. Derivatives flyspecked adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • flyspeck — fly•speck [[t]ˈflaɪˌspɛk[/t]] n. 1) a speck or tiny stain from the excrement of a fly 2) any minute spot 3) a minute detail or flaw 4) to mark with flyspecks • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

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