Definition of litter in English:
- We all can put an end to litter in Kerry by simply disposing of rubbish in our bin and not leaving or throwing litter in a public place.
- This new council administration which took over following the last election claims to be the party who will clean the borough up and get tough on the general public who drop litter in our streets.
- Every time the bridge opens, any litter dropped on the deck will automatically roll into special traps.
- But for today's students, it is not long before the celebrations turn to dread - and the congratulations cards are replaced by a litter of repayment demands.
- We rose the next morning to a litter of downed branches and crooked trunks.
- Females nurse their young, but will also nurse the young of their female relatives in the pride if litters are born close together.
- They are apparently social, with young sometimes remaining with the parents while subsequent litters are born and raised.
- High juvenile mortality often leads to conception of a second litter of offspring, born from December to April.
- And you do wonder - especially when Adam overturns a tray of cat litter on his spouse - why did these people ever get married?
- Don't flush paper towels, feminine sanitary products and other slow-to-degrade materials, like cat litter, in the toilet.
- Many laboratories use absorbent cat litter for immediate control of spills.
- Burn the straw litter from infected herds or allow long term manuring [greater than 1 year] to occur before spreading it onto land used to produce food for animal consumption.
- In either case, the amount of manure or used litter accumulated over a year's time is quite surprising.
- Larvae cluster in dark corners under manure or litter, under feed sacks or under feed in feed storage areas.
- Other types, also harmless, live in soil and leaf litter and are important decomposers.
- Good gardening practice would be to leave a layer of leaf litter on the soil between shrubs and trees in garden beds.
- All three species use the digging technique of jumping backward off of both feet at the same time, which really stirs up the soil, leaf litter, or grass.
- He was carried about on a litter and coached soccer.
- Large judicial minkisi such as Mangaaka were treated as though they were chiefs, even carried in litters, and therefore sometimes wear miniature ngongi as earrings, a mnemonic of the respect due them.
- Panting, I fleetingly envied a couple being carried on litters like lords, an expensive yet terrifying (what if a porter slipped?) option.
- In the medical evacuation role, the aircraft can transport 24 litters (stretcher patients) and four medical crew.
- In a medical evacuation role the helicopter can carry three medical crew and six litters or stretcher patients.
- The cabin provides accommodation for 11 fully equipped troops or four litters (stretcher patients) with a medical officer for medical evacuation missions.
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- Soon the whole place was littered with clothes and magazines and cosmetics.
- Rather than play down the danger, he happily reported that the entire area is littered with countless land mines.
- The place is absolutely littered with homemade bombs and land mines.
- A tiny object compared with the size of galaxy blew through the funnel furiously, littering molten debris behind its wake.
- The subway tunnel was half-lit as garbage was littered literally everywhere.
- The drains are all open and garbage is littered everywhere.
- History, past and present, is littered with examples of all that.
- Creation is littered with examples like this, at all kinds of levels.
- But the figures were littered with inaccuracies.
Middle English (in sense 5 of the noun): from Old French litiere, from medieval Latin lectaria, from Latin lectus 'bed'. Sense 1 dates from the mid 18th century.
The earliest, medieval meaning of litter was ‘a bed’, which was also that of its source, Latin lectus. Its journey to the modern sense ‘rubbish lying in a public place’ took until the mid 18th century. The link is bedding made of straw or rushes, once used by poorer people, who put it down on the floor and then discarded it when soiled. A litter of animals such as kittens probably gets its name from the mother's giving birth in a sheltered sleeping place.
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