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pepper with

1. To sprinkle, dot, or cover something with a lot of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pepper" and "with." Birds have peppered the various statues with poo, making for some very unsightly tourist attractions. Their entire house has been peppered with their kids' toys—you can't walk anywhere without tripping over something!
2. To add a lot of something interspersed or intermixed into something else, especially something spoken such as a story, speech, lecture, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pepper" and "with." He always peppered his lessons with funny anecdotes and skits to help the students really engage with the material. My uncle can't tell a story without peppering it with various embellishments and mistruths.
3. To shower or rain down on someone or something with small projectiles or missiles. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pepper" and "with." Riot police peppered the protestors with rubber bullets and tear gas.
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pepper-upper

1. A stimulant of some kind; that which quickly imparts energy and alertness. I find that yerba mate tea is a much better pepper-upper than coffee—it gives you the same boost, without making you feel jittery or on-edge.
2. Something that increases enthusiasm, optimism, or eagerness. I hate these public speakers they bring in—they're meant to be pepper-uppers, but they just come across as totally phony to me.

salt-and-pepper

A mottled mixture of black, grey, and white. Usually used in reference to hair. Her salt-and-pepper hair gave our teacher a look of distinction and authority.

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

v.
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.
See also: pepper

pepper-upper

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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However, Pok Ly, a 70-year-old pepper farmer who has cultivated pepper for more than 20 years, said a lack of technology was the main factor forcing farmers to abandon the crop.
The special edition sauce will contain a total of 30 different varieties of peppers, ranging from no heat Bell peppers to the extreme heat Carolina Reaper peppers and is available for pre-order for a limited period of time on the Pepper Palace website (http://www.pepperpalace.com/30th-Anniversary-Hot-Sauce-p/30year.htm).
It's possible that peppers in the tropics create microbes that prohibit parasites.
However, that doesn't mean that Pepper isn't becoming Rescue.
Most pepper spray is housed in a canister that either clips to your pocket like a folding knife or is worn in a belt-mounted holster like a police officer carries.
Besides creating a broad roster of top beverage brands, the Keurig-Dr Pepper Snapple merger will boost distribution capability to reach almost every point of sale in North America, the companies noted.
The total revenue from the sale of chili peppers in the world is expected to exceed $30 billion in 2017.
-Regulation of imports should be such that only high quality pepper is allowed to be imported.
Clickstop said it has added Pepper Joe's to add its business accelerator, adding business units and supporting them through shared services.
PEPPERS MADE UP 2.9 PERCENT OF PRODUCE DEPARTMENT DOLLAR SALES AND 6.7 PERCENT OF TOTAL VEGETABLE SALES during the latest 52 weeks ending May 25, 2017.
4 Pound the basil in a pestle and mortar until you have a paste like consistency, mix with the mayonnaise, a squeeze of lime and season with salt and pepper.
There were repeated introductions of various pepper varieties to the Old World from the New.
In countries like India, Australia, New Zealand it is known as capsicum, In United Kingdom and Europe it is called red pepper, green pepper or chilli pepper.