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pepper someone or something with something

to shower someone or something with something, such as stones, bullets, etc. The angry crowd peppered the police with stones. The sheriff's posse peppered the bandit's hideout with bullets.
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pepper with

1. To intersperse something with something else, especially to make it more exciting, interesting, or colorful: She peppers her stories with interesting details. Our vacation consisted of long days at the beach peppered with exciting trips to the city.
2. To sprinkle liberally with something; dot with something: The kids have peppered the backyard with lost marbles.
3. To be sparsely distributed across something; dot something. Used in the passive: The green plain was peppered with small yellow shrubs.
4. To attack someone or something with or as if with small missiles: The attackers peppered the castle wall with a hail of bullets.
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n. an amphetamine tablet or capsule; a pep pill. I need me a little pepper-upper. Can I have a prescription?

salt and pepper

1. n. a black and white police car. There is a salt and pepper around the corner waiting for speeders.
2. mod. interracial, including black and white. It was sort of a salt and pepper meeting, with representatives from all neighborhoods.
See also: and, pepper, salt
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The Dublin Industrial Council made an initial donation of $25,000 to the Dublin Dr Pepper Legal Defense Fund, and other supporters can now make a contribution online at Dublin Dr Pepper (www.
Capsaicin limits the growth of microbes like bacteria and fungi, and scientists have long wondered if its presence in chili peppers protects them from these harmful invaders.
Season fish with salt and pepper and rub with a light coating of oil, reserving remainder.
Try simple roasted peppers cut into strips and dressed with olive oil, salt, pepper and basil, with a dash of red wine vinegar and maybe some grated boiled eggs.
Add chives and season with vinegar, salt and pepper.
While these pepper growers may be few in numbers, they are mighty in acreage and the market supply they represent.
According to the 1997 Census, about 4% of farms that produced sweet bell peppers accounted for 74% of the pepper area harvested.
Pepper said that since MPL began to trade on CDNX exchange (under the symbol MPZ), the company has "bought another dominant Canadian financial information web site.
Pepper spray is gaining endorsement throughout law enforcement for its versatility and effectiveness.
It all came crashing down at the height of McCarthyism in 1950, when Pepper was labeled "Red Pepper" for meeting with Josef Stalin and allowing himself to be photographed with Paul Robeson and Henry Wallace.
The Pepper Pad 3 brings the Web directly to consumers and is the entertainment solution for the entire family - designed for casual use and maximum portability.
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (use less for less spiciness)
Using a hand-held immersion blender, puree until thick and creamy; season with salt and white pepper.
Dr Pepper USA, Seven-Up USA, Premier Beverages, Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Foodservice, and International are operating divisions of Dallas-based Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Corporation.
PHILADELPHIA -- The law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP today announced a major initiative with Villanova University School of Law aimed at attracting and promoting diversity in the legal profession.