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Definition of Blotchily
Lexicographical Neighbors of Blotchily
Literary usage of Blotchily
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1908)
"... and stood out blotchily, like colors on a painter's palette, against the grass, and the metallic-looking scrub of arbutus. ln the minute and old-world ..."
2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1892)
"... little of this color sometimes showing on the outer side of the middle toe; joints and other portions blotchily marked with black; webs solidly black. ..."
3. Concealing-coloration in the Animal Kingdom: An Exposition of the Laws of by Gerald Handerson Thayer, Abbott Handerson Thayer (1909)
"72 and 76) have a dainty and effective pattern, though still more or less of the blotchily speckled type, and are counter-shaded to a nicety; as are, ..."
4. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1917)
"Tracheal tubes invisible ; skin darkly and blotchily pigmented. Air-tube short and stout, slightly more than twice as long as wide, conically tapered ..."
5. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1889)
"... a collar of white round the neck, interrupted behind by a black longitudinal median stripe; upper breast and sides rufous, blotchily streaked with black ..."
6. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1903)
"... forming n wide fascia beyond middle (narrowed towards suture) and somewhat blotchily distributed towards base and apex ; scu tellum with white scales. ..."
7. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology (1895)
"... orange-chrome, deepening in part to orange-vermilion ; joints and other portions blotchily marked with black ; webs solidly black" (Trumbull). ..."
8. With the Conquering Turk: Confessions of a Bashibazouk by George Warrington Steevens (1897)
"The lantern fell blotchily on heaps of stable-litter and dim horses half-awakened. Thence we tramped up an open wooden stair, very steep, along the wooden ..."