to strew or cover (a surface).
to strew or scatter about.
to lie scattered over.
Without any signs of dizziness or staggering, he walked between the boulders which bestrew the path.
The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
Brush over with butter and bestrew with sugar, cinnamon, and currants.
The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book Victor Hirtzler
He kept sending flowers, as if to bestrew the path of his retreat, which was never the path of a return.
The Pupil Henry James
verb -strews, -strewing, -strewed, -strewn, -strewed
(transitive) to scatter or lie scattered over (a surface)
Old English bestreowian; see be- + strew (v.).
to get or be astride of; have or place the legs on both sides of. to step over or across with long strides. to stand or tower over; dominate. Historical Examples In the midst a dark and lazy current, which a tall man might bestride, crept twisting like a snake among the weeds and rushes. […]
to set with or as if with studs; dot: an evening sky bestudded with stars. Historical Examples These brilliant constellations began to bestud the sky, and the Southern Cross shone out. In Search of the Castaways Jules Verne
free from doubt as to the reliability, character, action, etc., of something: to be sure of one’s data. confident, as of something expected: sure of success. convinced, fully persuaded, or positive: to be sure of a person’s guilt. assured or certain beyond question: a sure victory. worthy of confidence; reliable; stable: a sure messenger. unfailing; […]
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, sweet-tasting alkaloid, C 5 H 11 NO 2 , usually obtained from sugar beets or synthesized from glycine, used chiefly in medicine. Historical Examples It is a product of the decomposition of choline, betaine, and neuridine, when these substances are distilled with potash. Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth […]