Examples of flyspeck in a Sentence
She grew up in a flyspeck of a town.
surreptitiously removed a flyspeck of dirt from the china
Recent Examples of flyspeck from the Web
Amid these forces, Fed rate hikes are a relative flyspeck, says Doug Duncan, chief economist of Fannie Mae.
For a mere flyspeck, Bogoslof Island has been causing quite a commotion recently.
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First Known Use of flyspeck
Synonymsatom, crumb, dribble, fleck, bit, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, mote, nubbin, nugget, particle, patch, scrap, scruple, snip, snippet, speck, tittle
Related Wordsace, dab, dash, driblet, drop, fraction, haet [chiefly Scottish], halfpenny, ha'penny, iota, jot, kenning [chiefly Scottish], lick, minim, mite, modicum, nutshell, ounce, pinch, shred, smatter, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), spot, strain, streak, suspicion, taste, touch, trace, whisper, whit; bite, mouthful, nibble, tidbit (also titbit); fragment, part, portion, section; chip, flake, shard, shiver, sliver, splinter; clipping, paring, shaving; smithereens
Near Antonymschunk, gob, hunk, lump, slab; abundance, barrel, bucket, bushel, deal, heaps, loads, mass, mountain, peck, pile, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, scads, stack, volume, wad, wealth
FLYSPECK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flyspeck for English Language Learners
: a very small piece of waste matter from a fly
: something that is very small
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