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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dapple  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dapple  \Dap"ple\,  Dappled  \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. 
 
  Note:  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dapple  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dapple 
  n  :  a  small  contrasting  part  of  something  "a  bald  spot";  "a 
  leopard's  spots";  "a  patch  of  clouds";  "a  fleck  of  red" 
  [syn:  {spot},  {speckle},  {patch},  {fleck},  {maculation}] 
  v  :  colour  with  streaks  or  blotches  of  different  shades  [syn:  {mottle}, 
  {cloud}] 




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