Dappling
Dapple Dap"ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dappled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dappling}.] To variegate with spots; to spot. [1913 Webster]

The gentle day, . . . Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The dappled pink and blushing rose. --Prior. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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