to sprinkle (something) all over, as with water or a powder.
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 Sturt (AKA George Bourne)
Scarcely could I hope, however, with the numberless islands which besprinkle that ocean, she could drive clear of them all.
Antony Waymouth W.H.G. Kingston
It is quite unlike the blossoms which besprinkle other rugs.
The Oriental Rug William D. Ellwanger
besprinkle Ishtar with the waters of life and take her from me.
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow
Great amateurs are both sexes of tinsel and perfumery, and they besprinkle themselves with all kinds of essences.
The Desert World Arthur Mangin
(transitive) to sprinkle all over with liquid, powder, etc
mid-15c., from be- + sprinkle (v.). Related: Besprinkled; besprinkling.
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 […]