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adj. Archaic
Sprinkled over.

[Middle English bispreint, past participle of bisprengen, to besprinkle; see besprinkle.]
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poetic sprinkled over
[C14: past participle of Old English besprengan to besprinkle]
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adj. Archaic.
sprinkled over.
[1325–75; Middle English bespre(y)nt, past participle of besprengen, Old English besprengan]
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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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But as she breaks the vials, the figures apparently turn into three serpents, "besprent with noisome poison slime" (l.
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.I-4).
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.