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dapple

a spotted, mottled or irregularly pigmented coat color pattern, usually with darker colors on a lighter background, seen in some Dachshunds. A similar pigmentation pattern in longhaired dog breeds such as collies is usually called merle. Also occurs commonly in horses of any color, but is most striking in grays. May be noticeable only when the coat is short.
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Lordan, who had earlier scored on He's A Decoy, was cautioned by the stewards for careless riding after they inquired into an incident involving the length winner and runner-up Global Wings about 50 yards from the finish, where Dapple Grey veered left in front of Global Wing.
VALUABLE: Dapple grey Irish Draught Connie, left, has competed at Dublin Horse Show and brown cob Gypsy is also a prize winner.
Corbridge RC member Nichola Jewitt and her 11-year-old TB dapple grey gelding Cortech Fire won the The Ridden Championship.
Here, light magically filters and dapples through vertical screens of bamboo and lightweight hovering roofs.
Sunlight dapples the ground beneath the widely spaced pine, larch, and fir.
Light dapples through the slots, casting rippling shadows around the concourse and adding a sensual caress to the ascetic palette of concrete, timber and glass.
Inside, a faceted roof structure radiates out from a central column imparting an air of circus tent jollity and escapism as light dapples in through the broad horizontal slats.