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Pepper \Pep"per\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Peppered; p. pr. & vb. n. Peppering.]

  1. To sprinkle or season with pepper.

  2. Figuratively: To shower shot or other missiles, or blows, upon; to pelt; to fill with shot, or cover with bruises or wounds. ``I have peppered two of them.'' ``I am peppered, I warrant, for this world.''

  1. 1 season with pepper. 2 speckled. v

  2. (en-past of: pepper)


Usage examples of "peppered".

Bullets peppered the underside of the giant, prehistoric caiman, but its yellowed belly scales were as hard as Kevlar.

American lepidopterist Ted Sargent and others pointed out that peppered moths do not rest on tree trunks, but on the undersides of high branches.

His chin, lips, nose, and forehead were peppered with hot, little kisses before she worked her way around to his ear and nibbled on his earlobe.

It was also peppered with terms that he, Minogue, had grown queasily averse to.

Gentle breezes wafted through, peppered with the scent of wildflowers and honey.

Instantly, the air was peppered with lead, bullets whanging off metal, screaming off to the side of the moving train.

The surface of the table was peppered and blotched by no less than eight kinds of rot, three of which were unfamiliar to him, being quite unknown in milder climes.

But, whether from an unusual degree of percipience or simply from his enthusiasm on the subject, Kinsey peppered his accounts of Jao history with many tales of Narvo and its resolute struggle against the Ekhat.

Showers of fang-shards peppered her face as the limbjaws rebounded from the great blow, and the wolf-spider turned to face her squarely, those gaping jaws lowering and thrusting towards her.

Some unfortunates in the front ranks were peppered by numerous arrows and went down to be trampled by the troops behind.

He did not talk about Tanner Sack, or about Angevine, whose name had peppered his conversations recently.

All that nose-picking and farting stuff peppered throughout was stuck in as just a bit of a debunking trick.

He was a longheaded citizen, a crisp black crew-cut peppered with premature gray, a limp and lazy body which he threw into chairs in the manner of someone tossing a wet towel, which body, during war years, he had tossed out of various and sundry aircraft.

When the kanla party was in position, he gave the signal, and a roaring barrage of Maula projectiles peppered the air, smashing glowglobes and plunging the area into darkness.

There were little mudhens, and the small hell-divers that peppered the water thickly with their little black bodies.