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sprinkle (someone or something) with (something)

To cover or coat someone or something with lots of small drops or particles of something. I sprinkled the diorama with glitter to give it a festive look. The priest sprinkled the celebrants with holy water.
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sprinkle (something) on (someone or something)

To drop, disperse, or scatter small drops or particles of something onto someone or something. I sprinkled glitter on the diorama to give it a festive look. The priest sprinkled holy water on the celebrants.
See also: on, sprinkle
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Data in Table 3 and Figure 6 show how the MCs of the MPB logs changed after sprinkling and vat conditioning.
Clearly, water sprinkling is an effective method for increasing MPB log MC, particularly in the outer sapwood regions.
Citizens have demanded an inquiry to as to how the sprinkling system which was installed at the cost of millions rupees has gone out of order.
While symbolic actions such as the sprinkling of water may still take place, the presence and prayers of those gathered constitutes the blessing.
Top sweet cinnamon nachos (make by cutting flour tortillas in triangles, sprinkling with cinnamon-sugar and baking until crisp and golden) with mini scoops of ice cream and desired sauces.
Layer filo sheets in pan, brushing each layer with melted butter (use 4 tablespoons total), then sprinkling with some of almond/sugar mixture.
Top salads with a sprinkling of fried won ton skins; sprinkle with a few sesame seeds, if desired.
Powdered sugar for sprinkling tops and 4 large strawberries for garnish
Store cakes in refrigerator 2 to 8 weeks, sprinkling with brandy two or three times during this period.
Place filled tomatoes in nonstick or oiled muffin cups, top with a sprinkling of shredded Cheddar cheese and bake at 350 degrees F.
Designed to appeal to all ages is the Candy Shop Pizza topped with a swirl of melted chocolate and peanut butter and a sprinkling of coarsely chopped candies.
If you don't cook at all and you're desperate, consider assembling an antipasto platter with supermarket items like salamis, cheeses, jarred roasted red peppers, tapenades, artichoke hearts and even stuffed grape leaves, drizzled with a little olive oil and topped with a sprinkling of fresh basil leaves.
In a ceramic crock, glass bowl or plastic container, place a layer of salmon pieces, then a sprinkling of pickling spices and bay leaves, a layer of onions, then another layer of salmon and spices, continuing until you have used it all.
Serve on lettuce leaves, garnished with pineapple and a sprinkling of walnuts.
Add tortilla and top all over with cheeses, green onions, cucumber, tomatoes, olives and a sprinkling of garlic pepper.