Spattered
Spatter Spat"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spattering}.] [From the root of spit salvia.] 1. To sprinkle with a liquid or with any wet substance, as water, mud, or the like; to make wet of foul spots upon by sprinkling; as, to spatter a coat; to spatter the floor; to spatter boots with mud. [1913 Webster]

Upon any occasion he is to be spattered over with the blood of his people. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around; as, to spatter blood. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: To injure by aspersion; to defame; to soil; also, to throw out in a defamatory manner. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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