Part of speech: verb

To make spotted.

Part of speech: adjective

Spotted; variegated. dappled; dapld.

Part of speech: noun

A spot or dot, as on the skin of a horse; an animal marked with spots.

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Usage examples "dapple":

  1. Then he goes up to the horses and, untying them, chooses the dapple, and speaks his thanks; for this one seems to be the best. - "Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot"", Chretien DeTroyes.
  2. On which the duke observed, " Sancho is quite right, and there is no reason at all to find fault with him; Dapple shall be fed to his heart's content, and Sancho may rest easy, for he shall be treated like himself." - "The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
  3. As he was rocking to and fro in his seat on his faithful Dapple, he was contemplating with a surly and melancholy countenance a glorious, but now past day. - "The Story of Don Quixote", Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.