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- v. To cover something with spangles
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To adorn with spangles; to dot or sprinkle with something brilliant or glittering.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To adorn with spangles; dot or sprinkle with small glittering objects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. decorate with spangles
- v. dot or sprinkle with sparkling or glittering objects
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The fixed stars which enamel and bespangle the concave expanse, or canopy of heaven, by numbers and lustre, make the night beauteous and delightful, which would otherwise be dark and horrible.
It exists in, and influences every atom, whose combinations compose and constitute the entire material creation, or each and every orb that bespangle the blue infinity.
I always reside in conveyances and the animals that drag them, in maidens, in ornaments and good vestments, in sacrifices, in clouds charged with rain, in full-blown lotuses, and in those stars that bespangle the autumnal firmament.
The clouds bespangle with bright gold their blue: 45
For if the dead appear to the living mainly in the hours of darkness, it seems not unnatural to imagine that the bright points of light which then bespangle the canopy of heaven are either the souls of the departed or fires kindled by them in their home aloft.
Go out in the evening and see the dew gather drop by drop upon the grass, or trace the delicate hoar-frost crystals which bespangle every blade on a winter's morning.
Let them give up their unspeakably silly ambition to bespangle their lists of officers with these doctorial titles.
The stars, which to the number of several millions bespangle the sky, are not scattered uniformly.
Just enough light for the dullest colors, the faintest reflections to produce an admirable effect, from the reddish-gray tone of the monuments to the gleams of jet which bespangle a woman's dress.
Those orbs, seemingly countless -- which bespangle the dark robe of night -- have a charm and beauty of their own apart from the significance with which the science of astronomy has invested them.