spatter around

spatter something around

to scatter bits or drops of a liquid or something moist here and there. Ted spattered paint around everywhere when he redecorated his kitchen. Don't spatter around the paint.
See also: around, spatter
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Apparently the practice requires the swinging of a plucked hen with its throat cut so that drops of its blood will spatter around the head of the would-be penitent thereby creating a circle of redemptive purification.