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- v. Present participle of spatter.
- n. Something spattered.
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- n. the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
- n. the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
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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.
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.
Fragments of sunlight pierced the thick canopy, spattering them with shifting flecks of light.
He heard drops of water spattering stones all around.
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.
Dipped his pen in the ink, drops spattering the paper like blood.
I roared, blood wine spattering my lips as the person trying to pour it in could no longer reach.
Reed staggered back as blood poured down his face, spattering red across his shoulder and chest.
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.
A spattering of technicians of various disciplines, a single medic, a couple of agricultural engineers, a few soldiers, and Peter, a single bureaucrat.