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adj. Archaic
Sprinkled over.

[Middle English bispreint, past participle of bisprengen, to besprinkle; see besprinkle.]


poetic sprinkled over
[C14: past participle of Old English besprengan to besprinkle]



adj. Archaic.
sprinkled over.
[1325–75; Middle English bespre(y)nt, past participle of besprengen, Old English besprengan]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.besprent - sprinkled overbesprent - sprinkled over; "glistening grass besprent with raindrops"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
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In the heat of day, the beauty of her grandmother's world is overwhelming as Meredith layers one sensual image upon another in a barrage of feeling and freedom: "Now the meadows with crocus besprent, /And the asphodel woodsides she left, /And the lake-slopes, the ravishing scent / Of narcissus, dark-sweet" (VII.
Left to herself, the serpent now began To change; her elfin blood in madness ran Her mouth foam'd, and the grass, therewith besprent, Wither'd at dew so sweet and virulent.