Definition of Bespangles

1. Verb. (third-person singular of bespangle) ¹



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Definition of Bespangles

1. bespangle [v] - See also: bespangle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bespangles

besottedly
besottedness
besotten
besotting
besottingly
besought
besoul
besouled
besouling
besouls
besour
besow
bespake
bespangle
bespangled
bespangles (current term)
bespangling
besparkled
bespat
bespate
bespatter
bespattered
bespattering
bespatters
bespattle
bespawl
bespawled
bespawling
bespawls
bespeak

Literary usage of Bespangles

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1. Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry edited by Epes Sargent (1882)
"... clear of fog, The long lake glistens, while the glorious beam bespangles the wet ... bespangles ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... bright dew bespangles all the plain, And sod the wakeful lark renews her »train ; On some fair bank, where circling waters play, The placid scene ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"... who bespangles history with his brilliant little imaginative lamps, sometimes shedding a true white light on. the figure which he is contemplating, ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1826)
"We should treat with more indulgence his fondness for oratorical display, and the numerous speeches with which, after the manner of Livy, he bespangles his ..."

5. History of Prose Fiction by John Colin Dunlop (1906)
"Flora " spreads her fragrant mantle on the superficies of the earth, and bespangles the verdant grass with her beauteous adornments;" and a lover " enters a ..."

6. American Ballads and Songs by Louise Pound (1922)
"Each morn when the sun guiles the east, The green grass bespangles with dew, He'll cast his bright beams on the west To cheer the sad Caroline's view- O ..."

7. Kettell, Samuel: Specimens of American Poetry by Samuel Kettell (1829)
"Who generates the hoary frost ? and who bespangles morning with his orient dew ? Hath mist a sire ? canst thou congeal the main ? ..."

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