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spa ter

  • n  the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • n  the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
  • v  dash a liquid upon or against
  • v  rain gently
  • v  spot, splash, or soil
    The baby spattered the bib with food

  • We will look at each other through the clear glass of the present, not the mud-spatter of the past.
  • Spatter might indicate that it was created by a forceful traumatic event.
  • She saw a bomb explode in the wedding procession, spatter blood on the Queen's wedding dress, smash the crown on the royal coach.
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  • Ray Manzarek in San Francisco Chronicle
    When the band appeared that night in the scheduled engagement at the Fillmore, the musicians sensed a certain reluctance by the crowd to embrace the band, introduced as a rock group from Los Angeles - "grumble, rumble, murmur, spatter of applause,...

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