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  • n. grey with a mottled pattern of darker grey markings


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  • On Sunday Erin got me riding Seth, the huge dapple-grey Warmblood gelding, in a firm but kind contact with lots of leg.

    Yatima » 2009 » August

  • I would I could tell you the moving story of our cart and cart-horses; the latter are dapple-grey, about sixteen hands, and of enormous substance; the former was a kind of red and green shandry-dan with a driving bench; plainly unfit to carry lumber or to face our road.

    Vailima Letters

  • The amazon Amalia rides in fact a magnificent dapple-grey horse, with glossy hair, which flatters like a parade horse ...

    Three Guineas

  • On the left wing of the horse Virgil appeared, in shining armour, completely fitted to his body; he was mounted on a dapple-grey steed, the slowness of whose pace was an effect of the highest mettle and vigour.

    The Battle of the Books

  • When he got up there and found them, each mare had her foal, and by the side of one of them was a big dapple-grey foal as well. which was so sleek that it shone again.

    The Red Fairy Book

  • One at last, a dapple-grey beast of Voyakov breed, took my fancy.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • A scrawny dapple-grey mare wearing a battered saddle stood there, reins trailing, lathered with sweat and blowing clouds of vapor.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • She was of a burnt sorrel hue, with a little mixture of dapple-grey spots, but above all she had horrible tail; for it was little more or less than every whit as great as the steeple-pillar of St. Mark beside Langes: and squared as that is, with tuffs and ennicroches or hair-plaits wrought within one another, no otherwise than as the beards are upon the ears of corn.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The dapple-grey palfrey tethered to a tree to one side jerked against her rope when she smelled Blind Seer, but her relief at human company — even that of so dubious a human as Firekeeper — outweighed her fear.

    Through Wolfs Eyes

  • I claim of you the twelve minae, which you borrowed from me to buy the dapple-grey horse.

    The Clouds


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