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Dewbesprent

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Dewbespre'nt. part. [dew and besprent.] Sprinkled with dew.

This evening late, by then the chewing flocks,
Had ta'en their supper on the savoury herb
Of knot-grass dewbesprent, and were in fold,
I sat me down to watch upon a bank
With ivy canopied, and interwove
With flaunting honey-suckle.
Milton.

Sources: Milton, John (449)

Attributes: Participial Adjective (26)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Dewbesprent." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 4, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=8671.


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