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- Having a mottled or spotted skin or coat, dapple.
- 1877, Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Pied Beauty”, in Robert Bridges, editor, Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins: Now First Published […], London: Humphrey Milford, published 1918, OCLC 5093462, lines 1–3, page 30:
- 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: […]
having a mottled or spotted skin or coat
- simple past tense and past participle of