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blue spot

blue spot in Medicine

blue spot n.

  1. See macula cerulea.

  2. See mongolian spot.

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  • There is a blue spot flitting near it, and a dash of yellow nearer still.

    Hans Brinker Mary Mapes Dodge
  • I've got a black and blue spot inside my leg yet, where it hit the edge of the timber.

    Swatty Ellis Parker Butler
  • "You look as though you had licked a boy," said the old man taking a good look at the blue spot around the boy's eye.

  • Let a blue spot be placed on a black silk necktie, and however black the silk, it will yet appear rusty.

    Principles of Decorative Design Christopher Dresser
  • Next Sunday, as they report, put a black spot on the map for every saloon, and a blue spot for every church and schoolhouse.

    Sunday-School Success Amos R. Wells
  • This, fortunately, was looked for in vain; the ball had merely caused a blue spot and had sunk harmlessly into the ground.

    America's War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell
  • The General Manager had his winter residence there—a meticulously cultivated demain which lay like a blue spot in a cloudy sky.

  • For some time after I carried on my body a black and blue spot the size of a dollar.

    Life in the Confederate Army Arthur Peronneau Ford
  • When Peletiah's small trouser leg was pulled up, Polly saw with dismay a black and blue spot rapidly spreading.

  • His glance traveled across the meadows, and he perceived a blue spot in the path which wound alongside the Brindelle.

    The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8) Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893

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