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Bestrew  v. t.  (past bestrewed; past part. bestrewn; pres. part. bestrewing)  (Spelt also bestrow)  To strew or scatter over; to besprinkle.

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"Bestrew" Quotes from Famous Books

... anagrams, epitaphs, acrostics, epicediums, and threnodies; and singularly enough, seemed to reserve for these gloomy tributes their sole attempt at facetiousness. Ingenious quirks and puns, painful and complicate jokes (printed in italics that you may not escape nor mistake them) bestrew these funeral verses. If a man chanced to have a name of any possible twist of signification, such as Green, Stone, Blackman, in doleful puns did he posthumously suffer; and his friends and relatives endured vicariously also, ...
— Customs and Fashions in Old New England • Alice Morse Earle

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