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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of splash.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Marked with splashes; specifically, having the tips of many of the body-feathers marked with elongate spots of color: as, a splashed pouter pigeon.

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

  • adj. (of a fluid) having been propelled about in flying drops or masses
  • adj. covered with bright patches (often used in combination)


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  • He's already gotten his name splashed across the headlines, which I'm sure was his real motivation for announcing such an inane quest to begin with.

    Todd Hartley: I'm With Stupid: Looking for Evil, Bearded Needles in Watery Haystacks

  • I mean, the last thing I need right now is to have my name splashed all over your paper.

    The Hanging Tree

  • In the salted, mist-thick air that came from the bay, Isaiah remembered a lacquered sign swinging from a black pole, the title splashed crimson.

    The Club

  • How does Boardman feel about having his name splashed across the side of his products though? - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The deals deliver new customers who provide testimonials, she said, which is "better than just having your name splashed around."

    NYT > Home Page

  • “It’s kind of like that same guy not wanting his name splashed all over the newspaper the next day bragging to everybody what he did,” Hunter continued.

    Hell’s Gate

  • If it weren’t for their name splashed across the cover of their books, you’d never guess in a million years what the signature inside stood for.


  • Rain splashed my bare legs and face, and I became dizzyingly aware of the Roman Empire stretching off to my left, all the way to sun-baked Syria.

    zornhau: My Eagle of the Ninth

  • MIAMI (AP) - Michael Beasley pulled a shirt over his head, which was the only way he could obstruct the postgame grin splashed across his face.

  • When I was a senior in high school the first section in Miami opened to much fanfare, and my friend Helene Zablow with a lisp and a ponytail, 17 years old, was the first fatality on this segment of I-95, her name splashed all over the Miami Herald.

    Lea Lane: Fun, Loss, Death, Love: A Life Along I-95


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