And he rode a great white mare, whose bases and other housings were black, but all besprent with fair lilys of silver sheen.
Phantastes George MacDonald
What beckoning ghost, besprent with April dew, Hails me so solemnly to yonder yew?
Hearts of Controversy Alice Meynell
The books at Saint-Cyr were stamped with a crowned cross, besprent with fleurs-de-lys.
The Library Andrew Lang
Not show the Sunday promenaders too, how steel glitters, besprent with blood; that it be told of, and men’s ears tingle?
The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
He was a gay fellow, with ever a song in’s mouth, but for all that, his dwelling that night was besprent with tears and wailing.
The Serf Guy Thorne
Trembling and sad he stood beside the door— Pale as a spectre, and besprent with gore!
Romantic Ballads George Borrow
(poetic) sprinkled over
to sprinkle (something) all over, as with water or a powder. Historical Examples Already had the snow begun to besprinkle the sky, and the branches of the trees were covered with rime like rabbit-skin. Devil Stories Various It would be a public service to besprinkle the path with sand. Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer George […]
of the highest quality, excellence, or standing: the best work; the best students. most advantageous, suitable, or desirable: the best way. largest; most: the best part of a day. most excellently or suitably; with most advantage or success: an opera role that best suits her voice. in or to the highest degree; most fully (usually […]
to stir up; rouse to action (often used reflexively): She bestirred herself at the first light of morning. Historical Examples Courage, hope, enterprise to bestir themselves, where will they come from? The Red Cross in Peace and War Clara Barton Get up, husband, and bestir yourself, for we must be king of all the land. […]
to present as a gift; give; confer (usually followed by on or upon): The trophy was bestowed upon the winner. to put to some use; apply: Time spent in study is time well bestowed. Archaic. to provide quarters for; house; lodge. to put; stow; deposit; store. Contemporary Examples Do you think I have charity to […]