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Definition of Sprinkle

  • To scatter in small drops or particles, as water, seed, etc.
  • 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.
  • To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify.
  • To scatter a liquid, or any fine substance, so that it may fall in particles.
  • To rain moderately, or with scattered drops falling now and then; as, it sprinkles.
  • To fly or be scattered in small drops or particles.
  • A small quantity scattered, or sparsely distributed; a sprinkling.
  • the act of sprinkling or splashing water
  • a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
  • scatter with liquid; wet lightly
  • cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
  • distribute loosely
  • rain gently

How to use sprinkle in a sentence. Sprinkle pronunciation.

The gun is pointed by a lever just as one points a garden hose or sprinkler, with the advantage that the gun can be clamped at any instant, and will then continue to sprinkle its drops of death over the same row of plants until the clamps are released.
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And the skin of the doe they hung up, for a testimony to many. He tells of a huge leopard, which slew men and cattle all around; and how St. Simeon bade sprinkle in his haunts soil or water from the monastery; and when men went again, they found the leopard dead.
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The lad who, in after years, waited on the hermit, would have been ready enough to testify that his master saw daemons and other spiritual beings; for he began to see them on his own account; {312} fell asleep in the forest coming home from Durham with some bottles; was led in a vision by St. John the Baptist to the top of a hill, and shown by him wonders unspeakable; saw, on another occasion, a daemon in St. Godric's cell, hung all over with bottles of different liquors, offering them to the saint, who bade the lad drive him out of the little chapel, with a holy water sprinkle, but not go outside it himself.
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These men, proud of his character, express in their devotions to him their contempt for the other gods,* his equals and brothers; and, in imitation of his inconsistencies, while they profess great modesty and chastity, they publicly crown with flowers, and sprinkle with milk and honey, the obscene image of the Lingam.
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And after Max had told the most improbable tale, which Leila advised him to sprinkle salt on, and Dallas had done a clog dance, Bella said it was time for her complexion sleep and went downstairs, and broke up the party.
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The sprinkle was but the beginning of a smart shower that sent the children scurrying to the house with their arms filled with a jumble of patients and bedding.
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Then he says a silent prayer; and dipping a brush into the pot of Holy Water, sprinkles it over the box-and over the boy, and gives them a double-barrelled blessing, which the box and the boy are both hoisted on the table to receive.
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The last went before, carried by a semi-quavering friar, at whose heels was another, with the shadow or image of Virtue in one hand and an holy-water sprinkle in the other-I mean of that holy mercurial water which Ovid describes in his Fasti.
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And as the preceding Semiquaver rang a handbell, this shaked the sprinkle with his fist.
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Now we had seen that wagon most all afternoon, because a man was using it to cart sawdust from the ice-house and sprinkle it on the race-track.
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Scarcely had he got well into the details of an ingenious plot on the part of a secret society to eliminate Gridley Quayle by bribing his cook-a bad lot-to sprinkle chopped-up horsehair in his chicken fricassee, when the door-knob turned and Ashe Marson came in.
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Sprinkle a little lycopodium on sweetened water, and afterward examine the faeces and intestines of the flies; numerous spores will be found.
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Have told mate to sprinkle chloride of lime in Lindstrom's bunk and to dust the walls and floors of the forecastle and sick bay with it.
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Some who thought an enemy might sprinkle "goofer dust" around their door steps swept very clean around the door step in the evening and allowed no one to come in afterwards.
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He inspires Their balmy odours and imparts their hues, And bathes their eyes with nectar, and includes, In grains as countless as the sea-side sands, The forms with which He sprinkles all the earth.
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And till they first began to cant 765 And sprinkle down the Covenant, We ne'er had call in any place, Nor dream'd of teaching down free grace, But join'd our gifts perpetually Against the common enemy.
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What if Number Five should take off the "rose" that sprinkles her affections on so many, and pour them all on one?
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They passed the thickest sprinkle of lights and headed for dark slopes midway between the indrawing hills.
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Oceanside was but a sprinkle of lights and a blur of houses when they slipped through at slackened speed, lest their passing be noted curiously and remembered too well.
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Mrs Goldsworthy was stooping to sweep a sprinkle of ashes out of the fender-she was like an old maid in her faddy tidiness-and when she turned, her face was working as if to repress tears.
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Examples of Sprinkle

Example #1
The axle is hollow and will hold about a thousand cartridges.
Example #2
The gun is mounted on a wye-shaped trunnion; the lower end of the wye passes down into a socket in the axle.
Example #3
He tells how, when St. Simeon cured any one, he bade him go home, and honour God who had healed him, and not dare to say that Simeon had cured him, lest a worse thing should suddenly come to him; and not to presume to swear by the name of the Lord, for it was a grave sin; but to swear, "whether justly or unjustly, by him, lowly and a sinner.
Example #4
But they were all struck dumb, and hardly cured after two years.
Example #5
But the lad, in the fury of successful pursuit, overstepped the threshold; whereon the daemon, turning in self-defence, threw a single drop of one of his liquors into the lad's mouth, and vanished with a laugh of scorn.
Example #6
The monks of Durham were glad enough to have a wonder-working man belonging to them; for Ralph Flambard, in honour of Godric, had made over to them the hermitage of Finchale, with its fields and fisheries.