Bespattering
Bespatter Be*spat"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bespattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bespattering}.] 1. To soil by spattering; to sprinkle, esp. with dirty water, mud, or anything which will leave foul spots or stains. [1913 Webster]

2. To asperse with calumny or reproach. [1913 Webster]

Whom never faction could bespatter. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


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