strew

Part of speech: verb

To scatter; cover by scattering.

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Usage examples "strew":

  1. Barine's father was dead, her mother was accustomed to follow Didymus's counsel, and the clever fellow had managed to strew dust in the old man's eyes. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. 1203. When baked puddings are sufficiently solid, turn them out of the dish they were baked in, bottom uppermost, and strew over them fine sifted sugar. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.
  3. My lover's flute is dear to him, therefore if to- day alien breath have entered it and sounded strange notes, let him break it to pieces and strew the dust with them. - "The Fugitive", Rabindranath Tagore.