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conspergo (in MSS. also conspar-go ; cf. 1. aspergo), si, sum, 3, v. a. spargo.
I. To sprinkle, moisten, besprinkle, bespatter, strew (very freq. and class.).
A. Lit.
B. Trop. of oratorical ornament, to besprinkle or strew, to cover (the image taken from flowers): “(oratio) conspersa sit quasi verborum sententiarumque floribus,Cic. de Or. 3, 25, 96: “quae quādam hilaritate conspersimus,id. Ac. 1, 2, 8; * Quint. 8, 5, 28.—
II. To scatter, sprinkle: “vinum vetus,Col. 12, 39, 3 dub.
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