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freckled ( comparative , more freckled superlative )
Having freckles; covered with freckles.
1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “ The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies ( First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, , [Act I, scene ii], OCLC 606515358 page 4: Pro. [… ] Then was this Iſland / (Saue for the Son, that he [ did littour heere, / A ] sic frekelld whelpe, hag-borne) not honour'd with / A humane ſhape. 1967, Sleigh, Barbara, , 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, Jessamy , page 122: →ISBN At any other time Jessamy would have laughed at the expressions that chased each other over his freckled face: crossness left over from his struggle with the baby; incredulity; distress; and finally delight.
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