Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of spatter.
  • noun Something spattered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively

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Examples

  • At one time it was "spattering," when all faces and fingers had a tendency to smudges of India ink; and there was hardly a fine comb or tooth-brush fit for use in the establishment.

    What Katy Did at School

  • He heard drops of water spattering stones all around.

    End of Time

  • Reed staggered back as blood poured down his face, spattering red across his shoulder and chest.

    The Gauntlet Thrown Chapter Thirty Seven

  • The canisters ticked a few seconds before geysering upwards, thick jets of liquid spattering off the ceiling, foaming and filling the space, securing his hunched form in a bubble of packing foam.

    365 tomorrows » 2010 » February : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • I roared, blood wine spattering my lips as the person trying to pour it in could no longer reach.

    Crossed

  • Fragments of sunlight pierced the thick canopy, spattering them with shifting flecks of light.

    End of Time

  • A cursory glance at the list of honorees reminds one of the political underpinnings that dominate the awards 'list with only a spattering of awardees who actually did work for the community, humanity or the environment.

    Saad Khan: Nobel Peace Prize: For Peace or for Politics?

  • The corpse lay facedown in the mud, his bottle green coat twisted up around his chest, mud and blood spattering his buckskin breeches, a spent pistol clutched in his cold hand.

    Earl of Durkness

  • A cursory glance at the list of honorees reminds one of the political underpinnings that dominate the awards 'list with only a spattering of awardees who actually did work for the community, humanity or the environment.

    Saad Khan: Nobel Peace Prize: For Peace or for Politics?

  • Dipped his pen in the ink, drops spattering the paper like blood.

    Earl of Durkness

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