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li ter

  • n  the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal
  • n  rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)
  • n  conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
  • n  material used to provide a bed for animals
  • v  strew
    Cigar butts littered the ground
  • v  make a place messy by strewing garbage around
  • v  give birth to a litter of animals

  • Farmers in the region produce over a million tons of turkey litter each year.
  • Many people with cats have litter box problems.
  • Graffiti and litter including, say, plastic shopping bags live on, so he's batting about .
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  • Lee Roy Selmon in The Canadian Press
    There were a lot of great players coming out of the college ranks. He had the pick of the litter,Selmon added. "It's very humbling, and I'm so grateful to coach that he decided he would give a shot to someone like me in that position."
  • Shami Chakrabarti in Manchester Online
    Human rights group Liberty's director Shami Chakrabarti said: "You don't use a sledgehammer to crack a nut, nor targeted surveillance to stop a litter bug. You can care about serious crime and terrorism without throwing away our personal privacy...
  • Tim Pawlenty in DL-Online
    In the absence of that, we believe states can play an important role as we tend to be a little more nimble, a little smarter, a litter quicker on some of these issues,Pawlenty said.

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