Does a gentleman declare war upon the mud that bespatters him?
The grave irony of this poem so bespatters the theologian's God with his own mud that we dread the image and recoil.
This slime of a good action performed towards you bedaubs and bespatters you with mud for ever.
He mocks the picture which the public pass, and bespatters with praise the canvas which a crowd concealed from him.
Thus we say, when any one bespatters another with gross flattery, that he lays it on with a trowel.