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spit

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a soft spot for

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  • fondness for
  • liking for
  • attachment to
  • love of
  • taste for
  • preference for
  • penchant for
  • weakness for
  • predilection for
  • fancy for
  • partiality for

on the spot

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a very small mark

a mark of discredit or disgrace

a particular portion of space chosen for something

to mark or soil with spots

to put in or assign to a certain position or location

to perceive, especially barely or fleetingly

to perceive and fix the identity of, especially with difficulty

to look for and discover

having no particular pattern, purpose, organization, or structure

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a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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an outstanding characteristic

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a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance

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a job in an organization

a slight attack of illness

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a small piece or quantity of something

a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)

a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area

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a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value

an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

catch sight of

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mar or impair with a flaw

become spotted

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mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition

References in periodicals archive ?
Although classical MAS is characterized with fibrous dysplasia, cafe au lait spots on the skin and excessive function in the endocrine glands (frequently early puberty), some patients may be manifested with different endocrine involvements (1).
* Other clinical features such as seizures, skin nodules, dermal neurofibromas, cafe au lait spots (much less common than in NF1).
The development of neurofibromas, multiple cafe au lait spots, and freckling in the armpits or groin area are common symptoms of neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), which occurs in 1 in 4,000 births.
Saal and colleagues at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., studied 372 children with neurofibromatosis, a disease marked by tumors of the skin and central nervous system and skin pigmentation known as cafe au lait spots. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the team found optic nerve tumors, which can cause blindness and pituitary problems, in roughly 1 out of 5 white children but in only 1 out of 62 black children.
Visible signs of neurofibromatosis-such as extensive cafe au lait spots, numerous nerve tumors (neurofibromas) in the facial area or large neurofibromas-can cause anxiety and emotional distress, even if they're not medically serious.
She was known to have von Recklinghausen's disease with the typical cafe au lait spots. She had twice previously undergone excision of a neurofibroma, including one that had been located above the left pinna.