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sprin·kle

 (sprĭng′kəl)
v. sprin·kled, sprin·kling, sprin·kles
v.tr.
1. To scatter in drops or particles: sprinkled sugar on the cereal.
2. To scatter drops or particles on: sprinkled the buns with flour.
3. To intersperse with something as if by scattering: sprinkled his speech with quotations.
4. To distribute or intersperse at random: sprinkled jokes throughout the speech.
v.intr.
1. To scatter something in drops or particles.
2. To fall or rain in small or infrequent drops.
n.
1. The act of sprinkling.
2. A light rainfall.
3. A small amount; a sprinkling.
4. sprinkles Small particles of candy sprinkled on ice cream as a topping.

[Middle English sprenklen, perhaps of Middle Dutch or Middle Low German origin.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprinkles - bits of sweet chocolate used as a topping on e.g. ice creamsprinkles - bits of sweet chocolate used as a topping on e.g. ice cream
chocolate candy - candy made with chocolate
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For three years I dragged myself out of bed in the morning, had the traditional Dutch breakfast of bread covered with chocolate sprinkles (hagelslag in Dutch, meaning hail storm) -- it's better in taste than in thought -- coupled with coffee and then more coffee before making my way to university through the insufferable winds of a land without mountains.
There are also Stroopwafels and Hagelslag and other Dutch dishes in the cafe St Paul's Square, Birmingham.
There will also be Stroopwafels and Hagelslag and other Dutch dishes in the cafe at the St Paul's Square attraction during the weeklong event.