spatter around

spatter around

1. To scatter or spread in drops or small amounts around (some area). Grease from the bacon started spattering around as it cooked in the pan.
2. To cause some substance to scatter or spread around (some area) in drops or small amounts. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "spatter" and "around." Be careful with the way you're brushing—you're spattering paint around the whole room! The sculpting wheel began spinning around out of control, spattering globs of clay around all over the place.
See also: around, spatter

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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The linear incisions showed the presence of spatter around the cut kerf for both process gas conditions.
As the spatter around the stent wall is removed, the edges are also rounded due to the polishing effect of the chemical etching.
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.