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  • v. Past participle of bestrew

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Examples

  • Beneath the wide, arched ceiling so high that it faded away into shadows, a hundred and more of the kindred were gathered, garbed in velvet and silk, bestrewn with jewels, as glorious a court as any monarch could wish.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Has not the poetic legacy of the avant-garde already begun to resemble a blasted library, bestrewn with the unburied cadavers of lunatics and suicides — all the beautiful, but misguided, losers who have martyred themselves to untelevised revolutions?

    Writing and Failure (Part 1) : Christian Bök : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • But that soccer ball is a shiny pink-and-silver confection of a thing, and those trains inevitably get tucked away in a twee little handbag and hooked over the handle of a bright pink stroller bestrewn with garlands of beads and ribbons (her own design, no less.)

    Sugar and Spice | Her Bad Mother

  • “We always do it on their way out -- you never know what can happen to someone who gets scared on their way into the bathroom,” said Kim, pointing to his hiding areas in the ceiling of the manmade, lantern-lit, rock and bamboo bestrewn recreation of a ninja village.

    Sushi Swords and Scares: Dining at Ninja New York

  • You know how it is when to stay feels like an eternity of misery, even with the promise of a multi-tiered orchid-bestrewn imported from the UK chocolate wedding cake?

    Bad luck

  • But that soccer ball is a shiny pink-and-silver confection of a thing, and those trains inevitably get tucked away in a twee little handbag and hooked over the handle of a bright pink stroller bestrewn with garlands of beads and ribbons her own design, no less.

    Archive 2007-03-25

  • Only a few looked inhabited -- lawns bestrewn with gadgets, excavations begun with small bulldozers and abandoned, Pack or Swarm or Family flags flying from the mainmasts.

    Boing Boing: January 16, 2005 - January 22, 2005 Archives

  • The sand's bestrewn: white lilies, broken stalks, white candles with wet, blackened wicks, and green glass bottles for white alcohol meant for the goddess meant to come last night.

    The Power of Reticence

  • The mill yawned all ruinous with unglazed frames; the yard was thickly bestrewn with stones and brickbats, and, close under the mill, with the glittering fragments of the shattered windows, muskets and other weapons lay here and there; more than one deep crimson stain was visible on the gravel; a human body lay quiet on its face near the gates; and five or six wounded men writhed and moaned in the bloody dust.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Thorsen was a heavy, dusty, tobacco-bestrewn individual of sixty-six, who was a little dull but genial.

    The Titan

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