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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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And the nymph with the sea-green hair made a courtesy down to the ground, and likewise bade him welcome; so did her sister with the bodice of oaken bark, and she that sprinkled dew-drops from her fingers' ends, and the fourth one with some oddity which I cannot remember.
Then they tore off her dainty clothing, and cut her beautiful body into pieces and sprinkled salt upon it.
But once on a time I was part of the Gump, which Ozma sprinkled with the Powder of Life.
He said under the program insecticides being sprinkled in the Gujjar nullah, Sher Shah nullah, Orangi nullah, Hub River Road nullah, Pitcher nulah, Kalri nullah, Soldier Bazar nullah, Frere nullah, Manzoor Colony nullah, Mehmoodabad nullah, Zehri House nullah, Korangi nullah, Chakor nullah, Songal nullah, Golden Town nullah and other nullahs.
Krispy Kreme Sprinkled Heart, Valentine Sprinkles, Chocolate Iced Heart, and new Hugs and Kisses doughnuts are available January 27 through February 14[sup.
Taking advantage of the rapid uptake of water by this material, sprinkled storage of the logs prior to processing into OSB strands could be a feasible option.
At Fleming's, greens tossed with a vinaigrette prepared with white balsamic and lemon juice, then sprinkled with candied walnuts and dried cranberries is a refreshing side salad before an entree.
Finally, my casket will be sprinkled by the priest before and after my funeral liturgy.
1 Rinsed and drained pinto, white, or other beans, right out of the can (try chickpeas sprinkled with a little garlic powder, lemon, hot paprika, and black pepper).
Krispy Kreme Sprinkled Heart, Valentine Sprinkles and Chocolate Iced Heart doughnuts are available now through February 14 at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian locations.
Stanley Zlotkin of the University of Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, SGHI has developed microencapsulated nutrients that can be sprinkled on staple foods, such as rice, to prevent malnutrition and iron deficiency anemia.
Our Sprinkled sundae cones are a delicious new twist to our classic cones topped with nuts," said Meghaan Blauvelt, Nestle Drumstick Brand Manager.
Sprinkled throughout are 60 beautiful color photos.
A few drops might be sprinkled over grilled or roasted meats, strawberries or vanilla gelato or drizzled over chunks of aged Parmigiano-Reggiano.