One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘During the absence of the moon the blue-black vault appears like a robe of imperial purple, besprent with innumerable diamonds of a lustre unknown to earth's feeble gems.’
- ‘Entering, he saw the floor and walls besprent with recent blood, and, worst of all, the child's cradle was overturned; the coverlet was torn and all was daubed with blood.’
- ‘While lighter still in motive is a white set, also Worcester, besprent with dusky blue flowers and slim traceries of small gold leaves and tendrils.’
- ‘The floor with tassels of fir was besprent, filling the room with their fragrant scent.’
- ‘What gentle ghost, besprent with April dew, Hails me so solemnly to yonder yew?’
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