flyspeck

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Noun[edit]

flyspeck (plural flyspecks or flyspeck)

  1. Housefly excrement, visible as a minuscule black dot.
    The wall of the kitchen above the fruitbowl was dotted with flyspeck.
  2. (by extension) Anything tiny or insignificant.
    From the foothills below, Jean, Jan, and James were mere flyspecks, easily lost among the straggly pines that formed the treeline.
    We passed through some flyspeck town, barely more than a gas station and a stoplight, but I never saw the name.

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Verb[edit]

flyspeck (third-person singular simple present flyspecks, present participle flyspecking, simple past and past participle flyspecked)

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