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- noun Plural form of
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But of all the varied assembly the strangest figures must have been the beaux and exquisites, in all their various degrees of "dappers," "fops," "smart fellows,"
Lem'me tell you the Gord's truth; argufying with lie-yers is wuss than shootin 'at di-dappers, and that is sport I don't hanker after.
Grebes (di-dappers or dabchicks) are similar in habit, but less destructive because fewer.