(Spec"kled-bill") n. (Zoöl.) The American white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons).
(Spec"kled*ness), n. The quality of being speckled.
(Speck`sion*eer") n. The chief harpooner, who also directs in cutting up the speck, or
blubber; so called among whalers.
(Speckt) n. A woodpecker. See Speight.
(Spec"ta*cle) n. [F., fr. L. spectaculum, fr. spectare to look at, to behold, v. intens. fr. specere.
1. Something exhibited to view; usually, something presented to view as extraordinary, or as unusual and
worthy of special notice; a remarkable or noteworthy sight; a show; a pageant; a gazingstock.
O, piteous spectacle? O, bloody times!Shak.
2. A spy-glass; a looking-glass. [Obs.]
Poverty a spectacle is, as thinketh me,Chaucer.
Through which he may his very friends see.
3. pl. An optical instrument consisting of two lenses set in a light frame, and worn to assist sight, to
obviate some defect in the organs of vision, or to shield the eyes from bright light.
4. pl. Fig.: An aid to the intellectual sight.
Shakespeare . . . needed not the spectacles of books to read nature.Dryden.
Syn. Show; sight; exhibition; representation; pageant.
1. Furnished with spectacles; wearing spectacles.
As spectacled she sits in chimney nook.Keats.
2. (Zoöl.) Having the eyes surrounded by color markings, or patches of naked skin, resembling spectacles.
Spectacled bear (Zoöl.), a South American bear (Tremarclos ornatus) which inhabits the high mountains
of Chili and Peru. It has a light-colored ring around each eye. Spectacled coot, or Spectacled
duck (Zoöl.), the surf scoter, or surf duck. [Local, U.S.] Spectacled eider (Zoöl.) See Eider.
Spectacled goose (Zoöl.), the gannet. Spectacled snake (Zoöl.), the cobra de capello.