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dappled (comparative more dappled, superlative most dappled)

  1. Having a mottled or spotted skin or coat, dapple.
    • 1847, Emily Brontë, chapter XXVI, in Wuthering Heights[1]:
      It was a close, sultry day: devoid of sunshine, but with a sky too dappled and hazy to threaten rain
    • 1877, Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Pied Beauty”, in Robert Bridges, editor, Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins: Now First Published [], London: Humphrey Milford, published 1918, →OCLC, page 30, lines 1–3:
      Glory be to God for dappled things— / For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; / For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim: []

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dappled

  1. simple past and past participle of dapple