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dapple-gray

[dap-uh l-grey]
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  1. gray with ill-defined mottling of a darker shade.

Origin of dapple-gray

1350–1400; Middle English, perhaps *appelgrei, with d- from dappled; compare Old Norse apalgrār, apli dapple-gray horse
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Historical Examples

  • The bishop himself mounted a dapple-gray, and down the road they went.

    Children's Literature

    Charles Madison Curry

  • It was you then who stole my dapple-gray horse with saddle and bridle?

    Early Plays

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Tell me, seest thou not yon knight coming towards us on a dapple-gray steed, with a helmet of gold on his head?

    Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote

    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

  • She saw the carriage move away, drawn by two dapple-gray ponies; she heard its occupants laughing merrily.

    Zula

    H. Esselstyn Lindley

  • Cinderella lets the mice out gently, and as the fairy touches them with her wand, each becomes a fine, dapple-gray horse.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10

    Charles Herbert Sylvester