sprinkle

All Noun Verb
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  • Milk may also be sprinkled after people who are leaving on a journey.
  • And we fellows get just the right little sprinkle of family influence, too. Cited from The Other Girls, by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • He would often appear in front of children who wished they had sprinkles for breakfast.
  • They would either sprinkle it on themselves, or a slave would do it.
  • The rain was from the other direction, and the ground around here did not even get sprinkled. Cited from The Man of the Desert, by Grace Livingston Hill
  • But today they too were snow sprinkled and most of the homes were closed. Cited from The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army, by Margaret Vandercook
  • "What good can it do the child or us to sprinkle a little water on its head?" Cited from Bertha and Her Baptism, by Nehemiah Adams
  • You have no doubt seen him put the iron into the fire and sprinkle a little sand upon it. Cited from The Chemical History Of A Candle, by Michael Faraday
  • Tells the little one he has played enough for the day, and sprinkles some sand in his eyes. Cited from Who Was Who: 5000 BC - 1914, Irwin L. Gordon, Ed.
  • Water was sprinkled on the child, it was named and thus admitted into the family.
  • She sprinkled the water on all the stones and restored them all to life.
  • Then he was sprinkled with holy water and sent away to his deadly service. Cited from Historical Tales, The Romance of Reality, Vol. 3, by Charles Morris
  • The grounds are first prepared with soft earth sprinkled with oil and water.
  • Lord asked them to sprinkle the holy water on those who were unconscious.
  • And as soon as it began to sprinkle the meeting broke up. Cited from The Tale of Old Mr. Crow, by Arthur Scott Bailey
  • I've sprinkled your shop two-and-twenty years, and never miss'd a morning. Cited from John Bull, by George Colman
  • How kind you were, and how beautiful you looked, too, when you came to sprinkle us with holy water. Cited from Bohemians of the Latin Quarter, by Henry Murger
  • The house would be decorated would down, sprinkled throughout the floor of the house.
  • Each one of those present came forward to sprinkle holy water on the coffin. Cited from A Mummer's Tale, by Anatole France
  • Only sit well up to the side, and don't mind a sprinkle of water now and then. Cited from To The West, by George Manville Fenn
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Meaning of sprinkle

  • noun The act of sprinkling or splashing water
    baptized with a sprinkling of holy water, a sparge of warm water over the malt
  • verb Cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
    She splashed the water around her
  • verb Rain gently
    It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick
  • verb Scatter with liquid; wet lightly
    Sprinkle the lawn