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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

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.
See also: on, sprinkle
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As with the sprinkled storage test group, each log segment was brush end-sealed on both ends with a wax-based sealant to prevent moisture movement through the ends of the log segments in order to simulate behavior in longer lengths.
The pattern of distribution was similar to that of sprinkled MPB logs.
Such work should address both industrial scale-up of sprinkled log storage, and changes to log pond operation such as different or fluctuating water temperatures to increase MPB wood MC.
In an effort to raise the awareness among pediatricians about the possibility of toxic exposure to mercury in children, Goldman (2001) reported on the use of mercury in Santeria among immigrants from Haiti and other Caribbean nations, in which elemental mercury was sprinkled around the house.
The survey showed that 91 people swallowed mercury in a drink, 143 applied it to their skin, 152 burned it in candles, and 108 sprinkled it around their homes.
[H.sub.2]S levels were also reduced in the barn sprinkled with soybean oil, as shown in figure 2 for the five-week trial.
A Filipino supervisor testified to prosecutors that the defendant approached the counter and sprinkled benzene from the bottle that he was carrying.
The defendant was cited admitting that he entered the exchange house and sprinkled benzene as he intended to take money.
Authority tells PHC more water will be sprinkled on project site to reduce dust
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).
4 A cored apple, sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg and microwaved, covered, for three minutes.
1 Potatoes cut into bite-size wedges, skin-side down at 400 [degrees] for an hour and sprinkled with your favorite spice.
The Salehpat police were informed that she sprinkled petrol over her body and set herself alight over domestic issues.