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Bespatter   Listen

(past & past part. bespattered; pres. part. bespattering)
Spot, splash, or soil.  Synonym: spatter.

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"Bespatter" Quotes from Famous Books

... transformed into an oil warehouse. John de Troyes, senior of the Faculty of Theology, was the spokesman, and read the decisions of the faculty on each of the twelve articles. It is unnecessary to go through the long verbiage of abuse and blasphemy with which these theologians thought it their duty to bespatter ...
— Joan of Arc • Ronald Sutherland Gower

... nor the chill of despair was of so intense a character as his florid diction implied. The moods of an artist, his exaltations and depressions, Rowland had often said to himself, were like the pen-flourishes a writing-master makes in the air when he begins to set his copy. He may bespatter you with ink, he may hit you in the eye, but he writes a magnificent hand. It was nevertheless true that at present poor Roderick gave unprecedented tokens of moral stagnation, and as for genius being held by the precarious tenure he had sketched, Rowland was ...
— Roderick Hudson • Henry James

Words linked to "Bespatter" :   spot, blot, spatter, fleck, blob

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