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Sprinkle meaning

sprinkle - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. cause ( a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; " She splashed the water around her"
  2. 2. To scatter in small drops or particles, as water, seed, etc.
  3. 3. To scatter on; to disperse something over in small drops or particles; to besprinkle; as, to sprinkle the earth with water; to sprinkle a floor with sand.
  4. 4. To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify.
  5. 5. To scatter a liquid, or any fine substance, so that it may fall in particles.
  6. 6. To rain moderately, or with scattered drops falling now and then; as, it sprinkles.
  7. 7. To fly or be scattered in small drops or particles.
  8. 8. A small quantity scattered, or sparsely distributed; a sprinkling.
  9. 9. A utensil for sprinkling; a sprinkler.
  10. 10. To fall in small drops.
  11. 11. To scatter in small drops or particles; scatter on.

sprinkle - examples of usage

  1. Lay them in a stew- pan with a piece of butter, and sprinkle them with flour, pepper and salt.
  2. When done, take them out, put them into a dish, squeeze over them some lemon- juice, and sprinkle them with powdered sugar.
  3. And now, daughters," quoth she, " take particular notice, for it is thus: Let seven of you together, on a midsummer's eve, exactly at the sun's setting, go silently into some garden, and gather each of you a sprig of red sage, then return to some private room, prepared particularly for that purpose, with a stool placed in the middle, each one of you having a clean smock, turned the wrong side outwards, hanging upon a line across the room, then let every one lay her sprig of red sage on a clean plate of rosewater set on a stool; which done, place yourselves in a row, where continue till twelve or one o'clock, saying nothing, whatever you see, for after midnight, each one's sweetheart or husband, that shall be, will take each maid's sprig out of the rosewater, and sprinkle his love's smock, and those who are so unfortunate as never to be married, their sprigs shall not be moved; and in consequence hereof many sobs and heavy sighs will be heard.
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