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litter


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Litter  \Lit"ter\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  supplied  with  litter  as  bedding;  to  sleep  or  make 
  one's  bed  in  litter.  [R.] 
 
  The  inn  Where  he  and  his  horse  littered. 
  --Habington. 
 
  2.  To  produce  a  litter. 
 
  A  desert  .  .  .  where  the  she-wolf  still  littered. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Litter  \Lit"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Littered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Littering}.] 
  1.  To  supply  with  litter,  as  cattle;  to  cover  with  litter,  as 
  the  floor  of  a  stall. 
 
  Tell  them  how  they  litter  their  jades.  --Bp.  Hacke?. 
 
  For  his  ease,  well  littered  was  the  floor.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  put  into  a  confused  or  disordered  condition;  to  strew 
  with  scattered  articles;  as  to  litter  a  room 
 
  The  room  with  volumes  littered  round.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  To  give  birth  to  to  bear;  --  said  of  brutes,  esp.  those 
  which  produce  more  than  one  at  a  birth,  and  also  of  human 
  beings,  in  abhorrence  or  contempt. 
 
  We  might  conceive  that  dogs  were  created  blind, 
  because  we  observe  they  were  littered  so  with  us 
  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  The  son  that  she  did  litter  here  A  freckled  whelp 
  hagborn.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Litter  \Lit"ter\,  n.  [F.  liti[`e]re,  LL  lectaria,  fr  L.  lectus 
  couch,  bed.  See  {Lie}  to  be  prostrated,  and  cf  {Coverlet}.] 
  1.  A  bed  or  stretcher  so  arranged  that  a  person,  esp.  a  sick 
  or  wounded  person,  may  be  easily  carried  in  or  upon  it 
 
  There  is  a  litter  ready;  lay  him  in  't.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Straw,  hay,  etc.,  scattered  on  a  floor,  as  bedding  for 
  animals  to  rest  on  also  a  covering  of  straw  for  plants. 
 
  To  crouch  in  litter  of  your  stable  planks.  --Shak. 
 
  Take  off  the  litter  from  your  kernel  beds.  --Evelyn. 
 
  3.  Things  lying  scattered  about  in  a  manner  indicating 
  slovenliness;  scattered  rubbish. 
 
  Strephon  who  found  the  room  was  void.  Stole  in  and 
  took  a  strict  survey  Of  all  the  litter  as  it  lay. 
  --Swift. 
 
  4.  Disorder  or  untidiness  resulting  from  scattered  rubbish, 
  or  from  thongs  lying  about  uncared  for  as  a  room  in  a 
  state  of  litter. 
 
  5.  The  young  brought  forth  at  one  time,  by  a  sow  or  other 
  multiparous  animal,  taken  collectively.  Also  Fig. 
 
  A  wolf  came  to  a  sow,  and  very  kindly  offered  to 
  take  care  of  her  litter.  --D.  Estrange. 
 
  Reflect  upon  numerous  litter  of  strange,  senseless 
  opinions  that  crawl  about  the  world.  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  litter 
  n  1:  the  offspring  at  one  birth  of  a  multiparous  mammal 
  2:  rubbish  carelessly  dropped  or  left  about  (especially  in 
  public  places) 
  3:  a  chair  or  bed  carried  on  two  poles  by  bearers 
  4:  material  used  to  provide  a  bed  for  animals  [syn:  {bedding 
  material},  {bedding}] 
  v  1:  strew;  "Cigar  butts  littered  the  ground" 
  2:  make  a  place  messy  by  strewing  garbage  around 
  3:  give  birth  to  a  litter  of  animals 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Litter 
  (Heb.  tsab,  as  being  lightly  and  gently  borne),  a  sedan  or 
  palanquin  for  the  conveyance  of  persons  of  rank  (Isa.  66:20).  In 
  Num.  7:3,  the  words  "covered  wagons"  are  more  literally  "carts 
  of  the  litter  kind."  There  they  denote  large  and  commodious 
  vehicles  drawn  by  oxen,  and  fitted  for  transporting  the 
  furniture  of  the  temple. 
 




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