flyspeck flyspeck

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly
  2. (adj) very small

Usage(s):

  1. If it weren't so high 347 meters and had he been less desperate, Fletcher Christian probably never would have found the rocky island, a flyspeck just 1.
  2. Last seen in 1995 kayaking in the South Pacific to heckle French nuclear testers, he's now calling from this British flyspeck, Rockall Island, 300 miles west of Scotland.
  3. A coral-and-palm flyspeck 1,300 miles northeast of Australia, Nauru has an area of 8 square miles and a population of 2,700.

News

  • A girl from Bear River turns 100 in town

    Vera Brooks, who was born on Oct. 4, 1913, used to stare out her bedroom window in the flyspeck village of Bear River, Nova Scotia, and dream about going to the United States. There was a job opportunity for a nanny in a rural town outside Albany called Guilderland. Brooks was 23 years old when she arrived in 1936 to take care of a little girl across from the old Westmere firehouse. There was a ...
    on October 9, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

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