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 for dapple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dapple \Dap"ple\, Dappled \Dap"pled\, a.
     Marked with spots of different shades of color; spotted;
     variegated; as, a dapple horse.
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           Some dapple mists still floated along the peaks. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
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     Note: The word is used in composition to denote that some
           color is variegated or marked with spots; as,
           dapple-bay; dapple-gray.
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                 His steed was all dapple-gray.     --Chaucer.
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                 O, swiftly can speed my dapple-gray steed. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dapple \Dap"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dappled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To variegate with spots; to spot.
     [1913 Webster]
           The gentle day, . . .
           Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. --Shak.
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           The dappled pink and blushing rose.      --Prior.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a
           leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin
           ice"; "a fleck of red" [syn: spot, speckle, dapple,
           patch, fleck, maculation]
      v 1: colour with streaks or blotches of different shades [syn:
           mottle, dapple, cloud]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  202 Moby Thesaurus words for "dapple":
     Quaker-colored, acier, ashen, ashy, band, bar, bespangle,
     bespeckle, bespot, birthmark, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish,
     blotch, brand, brindled, calico, canescent, caste mark, chalk,
     chalk up, check, check off, checker, checkmark, cicatrix,
     cicatrize, cinereous, cinerous, clouded, cut, dapple-gray, dappled,
     dappled-gray, dappledness, dappleness, dash, define, delimit,
     demarcate, dingy, discolor, discoloration, dismal, dot, dotted,
     dottedness, dove-colored, dove-gray, dreary, dull, dusty, earmark,
     engrave, engraving, flake, flea-bitten, fleck, flecked, flick,
     freckle, freckliness, gash, glaucescent, glaucous, graving, gray,
     gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green,
     gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, griseous,
     grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, hack, harlequin, hatch, impress,
     imprint, iris, iron-gray, jot, lead-gray, leaden, lentigo, line,
     livid, macula, maculate, maculation, macule, make a mark, marble,
     marbled, marbleize, mark, mark off, mark out, marking, mole,
     motley, mottle, mottled, mottledness, mouse-colored, mouse-gray,
     mousy, nevus, nick, notch, paint, patch, pearl, pearl-gray, pearly,
     pencil, pepper, pepper-and-salt, piebald, pied, pinto, point,
     pointillage, pointillism, polka dot, polychrome, polychromize,
     prick, print, punch, punctuate, puncture, rainbow, riddle, sad,
     scar, scarification, scarify, score, scotch, scratch, scratching,
     seal, seam, silver, silver-gray, silvered, silvery, skewbald,
     slate-colored, slaty, smoke-gray, smoky, sober, somber, spangle,
     speck, speckle, speckled, speckliness, splash, splotch, spot,
     spotted, spottedness, spottiness, sprinkle, stain, stamp,
     steel-gray, steely, stigma, stigmatize, stipple, stippledness,
     stippling, stone-colored, strawberry mark, streak, striate, stripe,
     stud, tattoo, tattoo mark, taupe, tessellate, tick, tick off,
     tittle, trace, underline, underscore, variegate, vein, watermark

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