English version

a scattering of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha scattering of somethinga scattering of somethingwritten a small number of things or people spread out over a large area a scattering of isolated farms scattering
Examples from the Corpus
a scattering of somethingNow all that remains are slowly rotting stumps and a scattering of 20-to 30-year-old suckers.Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich even drew a scattering of boos.Today they exist in a scattering of settlements on the outskirts of Phoenix and Tucson.When he let loose the light chain, he located himself in a scattering of white papers.The character of most parks depends substantially on a scattering of trees - whether individually or in clumps.Its only feature was a scattering of red shale; as a reaction I began to superimpose pictures.There was a scattering of greenhouses on the site, a few more wooden sheds, and several pigeon coops.
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