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s pray ing

  • n  the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)
  • n  a quantity of small objects flying through the air
  • n  the application of a liquid in the form of small particles ejected from a sprayer
  • v  be discharged in sprays of liquid
  • v  scatter in a mass or jet of droplets
  • v  cover by spraying with a liquid

  • In 1981, amid a furor over spraying to control a 1,400-sq.
  • Fearing a farm disaster, California begins aerial sprayingIn Northern California the biological clock was ticking away.
  • Forty years ago, the term didn't suggest city kids' spraying their aggressive colored tags all over subway cars and buildings.
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  • Jason Bay in SI.com
    I feel like a kid, jumping around spraying champagne with all these guys,Bay said. "It's been a different journey for me."
  • Ban Ki-moon in Reuters
    This initiative will offer indoor residual spraying, and bed nets treated with long-lasting insecticide, to all people at risk, especially women and children in Africa,Ban said.
  • Sam Farr in Washington Post
    Ever since this thing came out I always thought it was a public disaster,said Congressman Sam Farr, a Democrat. "The spraying started and people just went nuts. It became the lightening rod for protests, and that put the whole program at...

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