There was a spattering of protests across Iran Tuesday, after two major opposition leaders were arrested.
A roar from the starter, a spattering rain of clods, a swirl of dust—and the Handicap was on.
I glanced out on the water, and the spattering shot were like a hailstorm.
The dew falls from them, chilling her feet and spattering her elbows.
Frantically he thrashed there, spattering and floundering in darkness.
The spattering mud made us look like hideous freckled people; and so the MacDonalds saw me first.
Then he jumped in, spattering water all over Old Uncle Bullfrog.
The first went down past them spattering a few bullets through "Pan's" tail planes as he passed.
If enough stencils are made, the whole design can be made by spattering.
Down the chimneys it beat, spattering into the fires which were kindled everywhere.
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.