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blotchy

adjective Referring to or having an area of skin affected by blotches.
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Symptoms may include becoming floppy and unresponsive, or stiff with jerky movements, becoming irritable and not wanting to be touched, unusual crying or moaning, vomiting and refusing food, pale and blotchy skin, a staring expression, and being very sleepy and reluctant to wake up.
The patients with geographic stains were significantly more likely to have lymphatic disease than the 17 patients with blotchy or segmental stains, 16 of whom had possible or no evidence of lymphatic disease.
But as many experienced woodworkers know, finishing cherry requires special attention, because it is susceptible to a blotchy or mottled finish if not treated properly.
In rarer moments Young is overtly playful; in the dark blue square at the bottom of U ntitled, c-204, 2002, a flower gone to seed is rendered in almost childlike fashion, while another leafy bloom floats nearby atop a blotchy rust background.
Nothing says country quite like that pattern of blotchy black spots on a white background.
According to the company, this additive is suitable for ink manufacturers seeking to improve inks that appear mottled, blotchy or have an uneven laydown.
Hives usually show up as blotchy red patches of slightly raised skin.
We found that I could paint the characters in colour, but I couldn't paint the background without it becoming blotchy. We wanted to use limited animation as we had in the original Peep and, you see, the background became blotchy when it was semi-animated.
The burn is generally blotchy, with large patches of untouched areas within the general burn area.
The researchers found the vortex by observing the motion of solar granules, light-colored patches that give the sun a blotchy appearance.
The NHS website says that a baby or young child with meningitis may: | Have a high fever, with cold hands and feet; | Vomit and refuse to feed; | | Feel agitated and not want to be | picked up; | | Become drowsy, floppy and | unresponsive; | | Grunt or breathe rapidly; Have an | unusual high-pitched or moaning cry; | | Have pale, blotchy skin, and a red rash that doesn't fade when a glass is rolled over it; Have a tense, bulging soft spot on their head (fontanelle); | Have a stiff neck and dislike bright lights; Have convulsions or seizures.
A measles rash appears around two to four days after initial symptoms Raised spots may join together to form blotchy patches You'll usually feel most ill on the first or second day after the rash develops.