Verb (used with object) : The dog spattered mud on everyone when he shook himself. ,to spatter the ground with water. From Dictionary.com.
Verb (used without object) : rain spattering on a tin roof. From Dictionary.com.
Noun : the spatter of rain on a roof. From Dictionary.com.
By 10 a.m., a chill drizzle was spattering the city. From Wordnik.com. [The Day Kennedy Died] Reference
We could all hear the rain spattering down violently. From Wordnik.com. [Sweetapple Cove] Reference
It snapped its sharp teeth, spattering scarlet droplets. From Wordnik.com. [The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection]
Eddie's face was now pure white under a spattering of blood. From Wordnik.com. [Hardcase]
Pickled icing flew outward explosively, spattering the guests. From Wordnik.com. [The Source of Magic]
There is a spattering of applause and the band begins playing. From Wordnik.com. [Prayers To Broken Stones]
A spattering of gravel fell on her and she jumped to the side. From Wordnik.com. [The Clan of the Cave Bear]
Blood trickled down his chin, a drop spattering on his clothing. From Wordnik.com. [Millennium] Reference
However, I got across with nothing worse than a good spattering. From Wordnik.com. [The American Missionary — Volume 44, No. 10, October, 1890] Reference
One moment more, and the iron is whirl'd with fierce and spattering glow. From Wordnik.com. [The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844 Volume 23, Number 2] Reference
Struan charged after him again, but rain began spattering and he stopped. From Wordnik.com. [Tai-Pan]
All about him the big, cool drops were spattering on the invisible stones. From Wordnik.com. [O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921] Reference
An instant later, the bullets were spattering around us, and we dropped flat. From Wordnik.com. [Life in a Tank] Reference
She helped in painting the home that covered up blood spattering on the wall. From Wordnik.com. [CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2008] Reference
Her legs gave way, and she fell awkwardly, mud spattering the expensive cloak. From Wordnik.com. [Lord of the Silver Bow]
But buried among the hills, a spattering of red flames glowed near the horizon. From Wordnik.com. [Wit'ch Storm]
The Admiral waved his fork, spattering undercooked egg yolk across the newspapers. From Wordnik.com. [Thief Of Hearts]
It bounced and rolled along the ramp, black hair whipping about, blood spattering. From Wordnik.com. [The Lion Game]
STEWART: No, it's a fair, you know, spattering across the board when I do concerts. From Wordnik.com. [CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2005] Reference
The diplomatic corps and the Congress stood waiting through a brief, spattering rain. From Wordnik.com. [Bobby's Last, Longest Day] Reference
She could hear the wind-blown rain spattering on the window, but her eyes were blank. From Wordnik.com. [Purchased For Revenge]
A stone flew through the air, striking a rain pool and spattering mud on Ashe's boots. From Wordnik.com. [The Time Traders] Reference
A few spattering shots came from the khor, as the four squadrons formed in line to charge. From Wordnik.com. [Khartoum Campaign, 1898 or the Re-Conquest of the Soudan] Reference
Her tail thumped into the mud for emphasis, spattering thick, sticky gobs in all directions. From Wordnik.com. [calling on dragons]
The first drops of rain were spattering the pavement as he went to his car, parked right in front. From Wordnik.com. [State of fear]
And then she looked even worse as raindrops began spattering on her cheeks and flattening her hair. From Wordnik.com. [Lunatics]
Then, bullets spattering around him, blood streaming, he stood and took careful aim with his AK-47. From Wordnik.com. 
To prevent spattering, the bowl of cream may be covered with paper while the cream is being whipped. From Wordnik.com. [School and Home Cooking] Reference
It is late, for the woman has been doing extra work; it is stormy, too, blustering and spattering rain. From Wordnik.com. [The Diamond Coterie] Reference
I flew off like an arrow back towards the party we had just left, followed by a spattering fire from the men. From Wordnik.com. [A Queen's Error] Reference
The coppice and cornfields in front of the British troops were filled with French sharp-shooters, who kept up a distant, spattering fire. From Wordnik.com. [Elson Grammar School Literature v4] Reference
The coppice and corn-fields in front of the British troops were filled with French sharp-shooters, who kept up a distant spattering fire. From Wordnik.com. [The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book] Reference
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