bespatter


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spot, splash, or soil

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Ramsay's tirade as a violent attack on his wife: "To pursue truth with such an astonishing lack of consideration for other people's feelings, to rend the thin veils of civilisation so wantonly, so brutally, was to her so horrible an outrage of human decency that, without replying, dazed and blinded, she bent her head as if to let the pelt of jagged hail, the drench of dirty water, bespatter her unrebuked" (32).
Interestingly, in the writing of the music, Delius seemed to agree with the playwright and producer, creating a score that, according to the Gazette's music critic, was "unsullied by the coarse daubs of pseudo-Oriental local colour with which ninety-nine composers out of a hundred would have known no better than to bespatter them" (Redwood 91).
Ramsay found so outrageous in "The Window": "To pursue truth with such astonishing lack of consideration for other people's feelings, to rend the thin veils of civilization so wantonly, so brutally, was to her so horrible an outrage of human decency that, without replying, dazed and blinded, she bent her head as if to let the pelt of jagged hail, the drench of dirty water, bespatter her unrebuked" ("To the Lighthouse" 32).
As pointed out by Laffut (2006: 23), exactly the same "transitivizing" prefix was found in older stages of English with verbs such as bedaub, besow, bespatter, and is still productive in the formation of adjectives such as bewinged, bewired, etc.
Bullets bespatter the children's playground -- another mother killed 'for we are soldiers, firing on civilians, unarmed, helpless, innocent --' Salvo again.