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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.
See also: sprinkle

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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The consultation reports of one of the authors (J.R.) from January 1991 to the present were searched for the word "sprinkling." A total of 16 cases were found.
Four matched groups were separated from these 80 samples for four different sprinkling conditions (0, 10, 20 and 30 days).
Pouring and sprinkling do not have much symbolic meaning.
The bill, introduced this summer, creates a funding stream to pay for the sprinkling systems through Medicaid and Medicare, and it allows providers to amortize over five years the cost of retrofitting existing facilities, including those that have proceeded with retrofits since September 2003, when CMS required all new facilities to have sprinkling systems.
Secondhand exposure from previous tenants sprinkling mercury on floors also remains a problem because the contamination can remain for over a decade.
They are sprinkling the substance in pig barns to control the pungent scent surrounding the animals.
What if, once in a while, the congregation waiting for Mass to begin were to be greeted by the celebrant/ presider walking down the aisle (cope optional), sprinkling Holy Water while saying the beautiful prayer ("Sprinkle me with hyssop") that was part of the asperges ritual?
Because the foundry heel melts, the sprinkling helps reduce molten metal splash, and protects the lining from serious injury.
Thus, the trustee of a QSST could not be granted a sprinkling power (i.e., the power to distribute income and corpus among beneficiaries).
Or drop the soy sauce and top with a sprinkling of grated parmesan.
2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 tbsp golden caster sugar 250g chestnut mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 3-4 tbsp thyme leaves, finely chopped butter, for spreading 12 slices of thin-sliced white sandwich bread 100g grated gruyere or cheddar, for sprinkling
The bench comprising Chief Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Syed Afsar Shah also directed the Peshawar Development Authority's director general, Israrul Haq, to increase water sprinkling along the route of the BRT project so as to mitigate dust pollution.
Summary: New Delhi [India], November 10 (ANI): Following a directive by Delhi's Environment Minister Imran Hussain, the Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited on Friday has been assgined to settle down particulate matter (PM) in the national capital region through aerial sprinkling in Delhi.
He maintained that sprinkling and drip irrigation system was also being introduced to fulfil water shortage.
"Once I walked out of the fax room, I saw the suspect waving the lighter with one hand and sprinkling benzene with the other.