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sprinkle someone or something with something

to lightly cover someone or something with something by scattering or sprinkling. The storm sprinkled us with a few droplets of water and then blew over. Larry sprinkled his grapefruit with powdered sugar.
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sprinkle something on(to) someone or something

 and sprinkle something on
to scatter or dribble something onto someone or something. The minister sprinkled the water onto the baby. The cook sprinkled on a dusting of powdered sugar.
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References in classic literature ?
There was a mere sprinkling of kid-gloved men who smoked cigars purchased elsewhere.
And there, too, was a sprinkling of less distinguished Parliamentary Barnacles, who had not as yet got anything snug, and were going through their probation to prove their worthiness.
It was necessarily but a sprinkling of any class of Barnacles that attended the marriage, for there were not two score in all, and what is that subtracted from Legion
KMC Administrator Sajjad Hussain Abbasi on Thursday formally opened the campaign with the sprinkling of insecticides in the Glass Tower Nullah in Clifton.
RAWALPINDI -- Sprinkling system installed for watering the plants in the parks of Rawalpindi has become dysfunctional due to negligence and lack of attention of Parks and Horticulture Agency (PHA).
Water sprinkling was found to be an effective method for reducing the production of fines and increasing the proportion of larger strands from MPB logs.
Rodriguez, 19, was sprinkling each ball of white chocolate with candy sprinkles.
The bill, introduced this summer, creates a funding stream to pay for the sprinkling systems through Medicaid and Medicare, and it allows providers to amortize over five years the cost of retrofitting existing facilities, including those that have proceeded with retrofits since September 2003, when CMS required all new facilities to have sprinkling systems.
If I missed the font, there was a good chance that the asperges, a sprinkling by the priest that dates to the ninth century, would raise my heart and mind to God.
Or drop the soy sauce and top with a sprinkling of grated parmesan.
RAWALPINDI -- Water Sprinkling system of Liaqat Bagh has become dysfunctional without running for a single minute.
Insert lollipop sticks into the marshmallows first, then dip in melted coating chocolate and decorate with a sprinkling of colored sugars and a cute icing decoration before the coating sets.
There, God's presence was routinely acknowledged in occurrences of daily life through myriad blessings and the sprinkling of holy water.
Thousand island dressing (store-bought doctored up with a sprinkling of capers OR homemade)
Drizzle with dressing (or drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil and add a sprinkling of salt and pepper to taste).