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Dapple   Listen
noun
Dapple  n.  One of the spots on a dappled animal. "He has... as many eyes on his body as my gray mare hath dapples."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Dapple" Quotes from Famous Books



... men were falling back, taking station behind trees; Mount stepped to the shelter of a big oak; Elerson leaped to cover under a pine; a Caughnawaga bateaux-man darted past me, stationing himself on my right behind the trunk of a dapple beech. Suddenly an Indian showed himself close in front; the Caughnawaga man fired and missed; and, quicker than I can write it, the savage was on him before he could reload and had brained him with a single castete-stroke. I ...
— The Maid-At-Arms • Robert W. Chambers

... as the wagon full of reapers, decked with ribbons and playing bag-pipes, shouting and singing with pleasure and drink, went along the white, high road, slowly drawn by six dapple-gray horses, driven by a lad in a blouse, with a rosette in his cap, Pavilly, in the midst of the sprawling women, danced like a drunken satyr, and kept the little dirty-faced boys and astonished ...
— The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV (of 8) • Guy de Maupassant

... His mane is dapple-gray; Ride along, ride a cock-horse, Little boy, ride away. Where shall the little boy ride to? To the ...
— The Junior Classics • Various

... river and through the wood Trot fast, my dapple-gray! Spring over the ground, Like a hunting-hound! For ...
— The Posy Ring - A Book of Verse for Children • Various

... to be seen on this strange island. Feeling refreshed, I strolled on, passing a jolly old gentleman smoking and drinking, while three fiddlers played before him. As I turned into a road that led toward a hill, a little boy, riding a dapple-gray pony, and an old lady on a white horse, with bells ringing somewhere, trotted by me, followed by a little girl, who wished to know where she could buy a penny bun. I told her the best were at Newmarch's, in Bedford Street, and she ran on, much pleased; ...
— Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI - An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, Etc. • Louisa M. Alcott



Words linked to "Dapple" :   fleck, speck, dapple-grey, macule, facula, cloud, patch, fret, worn spot, sundog, dapple-gray, mock sun, maculation, mottle, macula, stipple, nebula



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