Dap"ple (?), n. [Cf. Icel. depill a spot, a dot, a dog with spots over the eyes, dapi a pool, and E. dimple.]

One of the spots on a dappled animal.

He has . . . as many eyes on his body as my gray mare hath dapples. Sir P. Sidney.

 

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Dap"ple (?), Dap"pled (?), a.

Marked with spots of different shades of color; spotted; variegated; as, a dapple horse.

Some dapple mists still floated along the peaks. Sir W. Scott.

⇒ The word is used in composition to denote that some color is variegated or marked with spots; as, dapple-bay; dapple-gray.

His steed was all dapple-gray. Chaucer.

O, swiftly can speed my dapple-gray steed. Sir W. Scott.

 

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Dap"ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dappled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dappling.]

To variegate with spots; to spot.

The gentle day, . . . Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. Shak.

The dappled pink and blushing rose. Prior.

 

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