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1. A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discoloured. Out, damned spot! Out, I say! (Shak)

2. A stain on character or reputation; something that soils purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish. Yet Chloe, sure, was formed without a spot. (pope)

3. A small part of a different colour from the main part, or from the ground upon which it is; as, the spots of a leopard; the spots on a playing card.

4. A small extent of space; a place; any particular place. Fixed to one spot. That spot to which I point is paradise. (milton) 'A jolly place, said he, in times of old! But something ails it now: the spot is cursed.' (Wordsworth)

5. (Science: zoology) A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above its beak.

6. (Science: zoology) A sciaenoid food fish (Liostomus xanthurus) of the atlantic coast of the united states. It has a black spot behind the shoulders and fifteen oblique dark bars on the sides. Called also goody, lafayette, masooka, and old wife. The southern redfish, or red horse, which has a spot on each side at the base of the tail. See Redfish.

7. Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery. Crescent spot, the Hudsonian godwit]] (Limosa haemastica). Spots on the sun.

(Science: astronomy) See sun spot, ander Sun. On, or Upon, the spot, immediately; before moving; without changing place. It was determined upon the spot. (swift)

Synonym: stain, flaw, speck, blot, disgrace, reproach, fault, blemish, place, site, locality.

Origin: Cf. Scot. & D. Spat, Dan. Spette, Sw. Spott spittle, slaver; from the root of E. Spit. See Spit to eject from the mouth, and cf. Spatter.

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Is this a wolf??

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Mysterious Energy

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