Variant of litter
- a framework having long horizontal shafts near the bottom and enclosing a couch on which a person can be carried
- a stretcher for carrying the sick or wounded
- straw, hay, leaves, etc. used as bedding for animals, as a protective covering for plants, etc.
- a kind of granular clay used in an indoor receptacle () to absorb the waste of domestic cats
- the young borne at one time by a dog, cat, or other animal which normally bears several young at a delivery
- things lying about in disorder, esp., bits of rubbish scattered about
- untidiness; disorder
- Forestry the surface layer of the forest floor, in which the leaves are slightly decomposed
Origin: ME litere < OFr litiere < ML literia, lectaria < L lectus, a couch: see lie
- to supply with a bed, covering, etc. of straw, hay, or the like
- to bring forth (a number of young) at one time: said of certain animals
- to make messy with things scattered about
- to scatter about carelessly
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