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Synonyms for sprinkling

Synonyms for sprinkling

a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly

a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby

the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)

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the act of sprinkling or splashing water

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When they had done praying and sprinkling the barley meal {32} Thrasymedes dealt his blow, and brought the heifer down with a stroke that cut through the tendons at the base of her neck, whereon the daughters and daughters in law of Nestor, and his venerable wife Eurydice (she was eldest daughter to Clymenus) screamed with delight.
and sprinkling the falling daisy petals with notes as clear as dew.
A side started; a thin sprinkling of yellow dust glittered on the earth.
There was a tolerably fair sprinkling of young folks, and another fair sprinkling of gentlemen and ladies who were non-committal as to age, being neither actually old or absolutely young.
colors, quartered cross-wise, violet and dead leaf, with a sprinkling of golden
Somewhere a storm was gathering, but only a small cloud had scattered some raindrops lightly, sprinkling the road and the sappy leaves.
A few rugs and a sprinkling of arm-chairs had made this ancient kitchen into a sitting-room.
Casaubon found that sprinkling was the utmost approach to a plunge which his stream would afford him; and he concluded that the poets had much exaggerated the force of masculine passion.
So he began by sprinkling some of the magic Powder of Life from the pepper-box upon the body of the saw-horse.
No servant will come here because the place is so lonely and out-of-the-way, so my clever husband, the Crooked Magician, proposed that I make a girl out of some sort of material and he would make her live by sprinkling over her the Powder of Life.
Into this they lowered the chest, covering it over with earth and sprinkling dead grass, twigs and leaves above it, that it might present to a searcher no sign that the ground had recently been disturbed.
A sprinkling of men had staked; but most of them, after staking, had gone on down to Forty Mile and Circle City.
Here and there on the coasts, living by most precarious tenure, was a sprinkling of missionaries, traders, bˆche-de-mer fishers, and whaleship deserters.
The current of air, and the sprinkling of water over his face, soon produced their customary effect.
I've a new head, and this is the fourth one I've owned since Ozma first made me and brought me to life by sprinkling me with the Magic Powder.