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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPRINKLE

Remove from the fat, drain, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Then glaze them all over with egg, and sprinkle them with bread-crumbs.

Season them with pepper and salt, and sprinkle them thick with flour.

Pick, wash, and dry six ounces of currants, and sprinkle them with flour.

It was now full daylight, and the rain was dying away to a sprinkle.

No; he does not sprinkle the vines with holy water to keep the grubs away.

Lay them at the bottom of a pie-dish, and sprinkle some sugar over them.

Put in the apples, which should be pared and cored, and sprinkle in the sugar and lemon rind.

Put the potatoes into the steamer, and sprinkle them with salt.

Rinse the onions, sprinkle some salt over them, and put them into fresh water.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (implied in sprinkled), frequentative of sprenge (see spring (v.)) or via Middle Dutch, Middle Low German sprenkel "spot, speck," from PIE root *(s)preg- "to jerk, scatter" (cf. Latin spargere "to scatter, sprinkle"). The meaning "rain lightly" is first recorded 1778. Related: Sprinkling.

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