High sides catch the spatter--you can shallow-fry in a few inches of oil in one of these.
After a long, cold winter how I love the spatter on my face of the first February rain!
It was irregular at the edges, looking in fact like a spatter of silver.
Then with a swish of leaves in the wind and a spatter of rain in their faces, the candle blew out.
Neill leaped back in a spatter of bullets that rained round him.
I want the wind to blow on me, and the sun to burn me, and the mud to spatter me.
His arid chuckle seemed to strike Hayden like the spatter of hail.
The Britishers are comin' this way thicker'n spatter, an' I made up my mind it was time to get under cover.
At prisent they seem to be in no hurry to spatter us with their word-jelly.
If you jump in that wet place and spatter me I shall tell papa—you will care, when I tell him just the same!
1570s (implied in spattering), possibly a frequentative verb from the stem of Dutch or Low German spatten "to spout, burst," of imitative origin. Related: Spattered.