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  • n. Plural form of litter.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of litter.


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  • His photograph hangs in the athletic facility and his name litters the Tigers' record books.

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  • The word litters every other ‎ advertisement one sees or hears.

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  • The strangest method of post came to Montaigne from Peru, where he heard, couriers “rode on men who bore them in litters on their shoulders with such agility that the first porters relayed their burdens to the next team at the run without missing a step.”

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  • Kitty-killer label litters Frist resume for president

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  • Of the 100 full-term litters from alcoholic parents 18\% contained stillborn young and only 50\% of all the matings resulted in living litters, while 47\% of the individuals in the litters of living young died soon after birth.

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  • Those that cannot ride on horseback shall come in litters; and in such haste shall they be, and so impatient of delay, that those that can shall ride upon mules and swift beasts.

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  • Two of their most respectable chiefs, the duke of Lorraine and the count of Tholouse, were carried in litters: Raymond was raised, as it is said by miracle, from a hopeless malady; and Godfrey had been torn by a bear, as he pursued that rough and perilous chase in the mountains of Pisidia.

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  • Individuals engage in all types of behaviors that society does not condone, like speeding, running up credit cards, delivering human 'litters' ets.

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  • In Peru they rode post upon men, who took them upon their shoulders in a certain kind of litters made for that purpose, and ran with such agility that, in their full speed, the first couriers transferred their load to the second without making any stop.

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  • Supporters said women were not meant to bear "litters" and that egg-stimulating medicines harm women.

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