Nearly three pounds, he is as " fat as butter," as bright as a new shilling, with the pinkest of pink spots along his sides, and his broad back is mottled
- "A Cotswold Village", J. Arthur Gibbs.
There lay the big mottled
bird, splendid silky ruffs spread, dead eyes closing, a single tiny crimson bead twinkling like a ruby on the gaping beak.
- "The Fighting Chance", Robert W. Chambers.
Plunging his fingers into the thick, mottled
throat, he squeezed steadily until Moran's struggles grew weaker and weaker.
- "Hidden Gold", Wilder Anthony.