splatter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v splatter dash a liquid upon or against "The mother splashed the baby's face with water"
    • v splatter cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container "spill the milk","splatter water"
    • n splatter the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively "he heard a spatter of gunfire"
    • n splatter a small quantity of something moist or liquid "a dab of paint","a splatter of mud","just a splash of whiskey"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i. & t Splatter To spatter; to splash.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • splatter To make a noise, as in dashing water about; splash; cast or scatter about.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Splatter splat′ėr to spatter water or the like about
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Spatter.

Usage

In literature:

As she worked the tears splattered down upon the plates as she bent over them.
"The Cheerful Smugglers" by Ellis Parker Butler
Clouds which had been collecting in the sky began a splattering downpour.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
As he laid over and made for it, one of the FW's knifed in and splattered him with lead.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Rain was still splattering in desultory bursts, but distance muted the rumbling salvos' of thunder.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
Showers of bricks flew in all directions, liberally splattering the wall behind which I was concealed.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
In the background the moon glinted in derision, and directly overhead was a splatter of callous stars.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
He could see many splattered places and many bullet holes in that wall.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
For a bullet has splattered hard against the rock upon which the two are lying.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
Imagine mighty green fields splattered with lime beds: all the flowers of the summer growing up to the very edge of the lime.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
More of the horror raining down and splattering as it fell.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

Then the whale piped high a leviathan cry
And he guggled in huge despair;
Then he splattered our sail and stud on his tail
And turned nine flips in the air.
"What Ho! She Blows!" by Wallace Irwin
The flickering shadows have not answered
Nor your lips sent a signal
Whether love talks and roses grow
And the sun breaks at morning
Splattering the sea with crimson.
"To A Dead Man" by Carl Sandburg
A man's brains splattered on
A stretcher-bearer's face;
His shook shoulders slipped their load,
But when they bent to look again
The drowning soul was sunk too deep
For human tenderness.
"Dead Man's Dump" by Isaac Rosenberg
A sort of Jezebel crusader,
Like Don Quixote nothing stayed her, -
No wonder people shied eggs at her,
She seemed to like to watch 'em splatter,
And stood like wild things when at bay
So sort of fearless, old and gray.
"Carrie Nation" by Willard Wattles

In news:

Glenn Danzig 's DNA is splattered all over the dark underworld of punk, hardcore and heavy metal.
"Louder, Faster" punk performances splatter PFA's screen.
Blood Splatter in Kitchen Area.
Blood splatter zone part of musical.
Surprisingly, the trademark splatter work doesn't make an appearance until Pollock's mid-30s.
Even a century since his birth, American " splatter artist".
Moose splattered in the headlights.
Plattsburgh, NY, Nov 27, 2012 — We've all seen or experienced it - unfortunate wildlife dashes in front of a car at just the wrong time--and its remains splatter across the road.
After you walk down the dead-end alley, past the sidewalks splattered with graffiti art, you are presented with a menu that is a mix of standard American brunch.
Blood splatters can still be seen in Michael Subia's driveway.
Rick Egan The Salt Lake Tribune A splattered snowman at The Gateway is a graphic reminder that being hit by a drunk driver can have far-reaching consequences for humans.
IN EFFECT UNTIL NOV 30, 4:00 a.m. RZA suffers for his splatter-film art.
CLEVELAND (AP)—Monta Ellis' jersey was splattered with blood and his nose was cut and swollen.
IN EFFECT UNTIL NOV 20, 5:30 p.m. RZA suffers for his splatter-film art.
A knife-wielding man wearing a mask splattered with fake blood robbed a Wells Fargo Bank Saturday morning in Old Town Alexandria, police said.
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In science:

This rather special morphology is predicted by the models and strongly suggests that the plumes are splattered debris from the collision.
The Head-on Collision between Two Gas-Rich Galaxies: Neutral Hydrogen Debris from the Centrally-smooth Ring Galaxy VIIZw466
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