sprinkle-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: distribute loosely (on); spatter about (on)

The priest has sprinkled the walls of the church.
I sprinkled the chicken generously with salt and pepper.
He sprinkled the tent and all the liturgical vessels with blood.
Sprinkle the clean dirt into the whole where the young tree will be going.

VerbNet: spray-9.7-1
FrameNet: Filling,Dispersal
PropBank: sprinkle.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4

Sense Number 2: rain gently

NOTE: This sense ONLY applies to the frame of weather.

Fleeting, rain-charged clouds sprinkled the earth with some drops.
It started to sprinkle yesterday and then turned into a downpour.

VerbNet: weather-57
FrameNet: Precipitation
PropBank: sprinkle.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3