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Fleck

Fleck is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alexander Fleck (1889–1968), British chemist, FRS, born and educated in Glasgow
  • Abbey Fleck, American inventor of the Makin' Bacon microwave oven bacon cooker in 1993
  • Béla Fleck (born 1958), American banjo player
  • Daniel Fleck, former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Jack Fleck (1921–2014), American professional golfer
  • Jacob Fleck (1881–1953), Austrian film director
  • James Fleck (born 1931), Canadian businessman and academic
  • Jerry Fleck (1947–2003), American assistant director
  • John Fleck (actor) (born 1951), American actor
  • John Fleck (footballer) (born 1991), Scottish footballer
  • Konrad Fleck, 13th century German poet
  • Lucy Fleck (born 1985), American beauty pageant contestant
  • Ludwik Fleck (1896–1961), Polish scientist and sociologist of science
  • Luise Fleck (1873–1950), Austrian film director
  • Mike Fleck, Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • P. J. Fleck (born 1980), coach and former American football player
  • Robert Fleck (born 1965), retired Scottish footballer
  • Robbie Fleck (born 1975), former South African rugby union player
  • Ryan Fleck (born 1976), American film director
  • Stephen Fleck (1912–2002), American professor of psychiatry

Fictional characters:

  • Kernel Fleck, protagonist in The Demonata series of books by Darren Shan
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Fleck

Fleck \Fleck\, n. A flake; also, a lock, as of wool. [Obs.]
--J. Martin.

Fleck

Fleck \Fleck\, n. [Cf. Icel. flekkr; akin to Sw. fl["a]ck, D. vlek, G. fleck, and perh. to E. flitch.] A spot; a streak; a speckle. ``A sunny fleck.''
--Longfellow.

Life is dashed with flecks of sin.
--tennyson.

Fleck

Fleck \Fleck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flecked; p. pr. & vb. n. Flecking.] [Cf. Icel. flekka, Sw. fl["a]cka, D. vlekken, vlakken, G. flecken. See Fleck, n.] To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple.

Both flecked with white, the true Arcadian strain.
--Dryden.

A bird, a cloud, flecking the sunny air.
--Trench.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fleck

late 14c., "to spot, stain, cover with spots," probably from Old Norse flekka "to spot," from Proto-Germanic *flekk- (cognates: Middle Dutch vlecke, Old High German flec, German Fleck), from PIE *pleik- "to tear" (see flay). Related: Flecked; flecking.

fleck

1590s, "a mark on skin, a freckle," of uncertain origin; perhaps from fleck (v.) or else from a related word elsewhere in Germanic, such as Middle Dutch vlecke or Old Norse flekkr "a fleck, spot." From 1750 as "small particle," 1804 as "a patch, a spot" of any kind.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

fleck

noun
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ By the time he'd finished painting the ceiling the whole floor was covered with flecks of red paint.
▪ There were flecks of mud on my trousers after the walk in the woods.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Chunky flecked roll neck sweater, £99, in black or grey with white flecks.
▪ His face was covered by a thick black beard with tiny flecks of gray in it.
▪ It was dark with moisture and dotted with white flecks of snow.
▪ Only a few flecks of gray could be seen in his full head of hair.
▪ Shrieks of mirth issued from her wide-open mouth, and flecks of foam appeared upon her lips.
WordNet

fleck

  1. n. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye" [syn: bit, chip, flake, scrap]

  2. a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red" [syn: spot, speckle, dapple, patch, maculation]

  3. v. make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth" [syn: spot, blob, blot]

Wiktionary

fleck

n. 1 A flake 2 A lock, as of wool. 3 A small spot or streak; a speckle. vb. (context transitive English) To mark with small spots

Usage examples of "fleck".

Now, with the swift coming of the jungle dawn, the plain had been transformed into a rippling sea of emerald, of malachite, alexandrite, and amazon-stone green, richly flecked with topaz and amethyst.

The set of the mouth defines the face, as if glimpsed in a bendy old mirror and catching a fault along the parting line yes, and with a swirl of dust and flecking on the glass.

First, someone would from time to time dip a ladle into the top of the bubbler and scoop out portions of the water, and along with it, flecks and flakes of cold fire that swirled through it like sparks above a campfire.

But when Kylla broke into a gallop over a meadow flecked with white hearthwhistle and golden violets, and Ran laughed and went after her, Eln put out his hand to the front of my floater.

Star begged Giles Habibula to nurse more thrust from the over-loaded geodynes, and he watched the faint red fleck on the screen.

Qwilleran merely sampled the corn chowder, ate half of his portion of roast beef and broccoli parmigiana, declined a Parker House roll, and ignored a glob of mush flecked with green.

It blessed every nail and board from prow to stern, every grommet, every oar, every pivot, every fleck of paint, every inch of rope.

Painfully, agonizingly, he was moving little flecks of sharkskin pepper and kunai seed about on the table, moving them with mental anguish but not touching them except with his mind.

Blood flecked Kutch and the stranger huddled behind him, proving their protective shield useless.

Not a strand of silvery-blond hair was out of place, not a fleck of mascara marred the pale flesh beneath her eyes.

The doorway held a tangle of colored paths, but a small pool of bright yellow orange sparkling with gold flecks was obviously Mitchella Clover.

The little moonlet was rising over the notch, a swiftly moving fleck of light.

He moved forward, stood out on the edge of a large rock, peered down into thick brush, saw more birds now, small flecks of color.

She went into a paroxysm of coughing, spewing out pieces of paan and juice and assorted flecks and bits of various things.

She could not escape the inference that Sodan was displeased with her strength, yet a tinge of relief coloured that fleck of thought.