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Synonyms for maculate

make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air

spot, stain, or pollute

morally blemished


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spotted or blotched

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Hemelytra: medium brown complexly maculate with reddish brown and dark yellow, costal vein flecked with small black dashes, wing membrane dark brown, with prominent reticulate venation, hemelytral apices not reaching posterior margin of abdominal tergite VI; dorsal prothorax and hemelytra bearing scattered short, stout, erect, pale setae.
Same, median body segments showing the maculate pattern.
Chapter 7 takes up the ubiquitous obscenity of Aristophanes, a major field of study ever since the appearance of Jeffrey Henderson's The Maculate Muse in 1975.
Genital shield of female linguliform, bear deep maculate ornamentation.
maculate dorsal surface with alternating dark and bright transverse, irregular bands) has been considered to correspond to the typical occurrence of this genus in spaces among rocks in unvegetated mineral substrate (Larson et al.
The zebra stripes along his jaw Swelling to maculate giraffe.
The governing body of Mary Im maculate have identified a specific body consisting of governors and other parties to assist us in dealing with this proposal.
The maculate provenance of Rousseau's arguments is not, of course, evidence that they are unsound.
the language in which the most universal of systems was excogitated--a system designed to bleach out any reference to personal point of view determined by the contingencies of historical narratives--was itself maculate with the extraordinary history of Spinoza's community.
The Maculate Muse: Obscene Language in Attic Comedy, second edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Revelation, as preserved in that maculate text, needed to be restored by a process that took place over time, in human history.
not only to the "spots" of this maculate queen but to the
Far from being immaculate, my Rolls Kinardly was the most maculate vehicle I've ever owned.
He is the author of The Maculate Muse: Obscene Language in Attic Comedy (Yale 1975; second edition, Oxford 1991), a delightful tome that lists and explicates the obsessively frank language of Old Comedy under headings like "Male Organs-Proper, Euphemistic, Agriculture, Metaphor.