Toss the string beans and mesclun with enough dressing to moisten.
Context: The Shakespearean actor allegedly said this to a nurse who, when attempting to moisten his lips, misfired.
We are sustaining them, even while they won't give us a drop of water to moisten our lips.
moisten your own nostrils and lips, and this sense is plainly sharpened.
But it was too late to think of all this now; and she could only moisten the rough sacking with her tears.
I would then moisten my fingers, dip them into the salt, and offer them to the rabbit.
Its business was to feed and moisten the hoof, and this it had done perfectly.
moisten with water a gill of rice flour, and mix it with the rubbed rice.
It said, 'moisten with alcohol or camphor, allow to stand five minutes, and wash out with clear water.'
In cooking it serves a threefold purpose—to moisten, to shorten and to enrich.