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Dapʹple

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The name of Sancho Panza’s donkey in Cervantesʹ romance of Don Quixote. Bailey derives dapple from the Teutonic dapper (streaked or spotted like a pippin). A dapple-grey horse is one of a light grey shaded with a dēeper hue; a dapple-bay is a light bay spotted with bay of a deeper colour. (Icelandic, depill, a spot.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Dannebrog or Danebrog
Dannocks
Danse
Dansker
Dante and Beatrice
Dantesque
Daphnaida
Daphne
Daphnis
Dapper
Dapple
Darbies
Darby and Joan
Darbyites
Darics (or) Stateres Darici
Dariolet, Dariolette (French)
Darius
Dark
Dark Ages
Dark Continent (The)
Dark Horse (A)