No littering,” “no smoking,” “no cooking,” “no camping,” “no dogs,” “no glass containers,” “no alcohol,” “no bonfires.
While they were found guilty for only littering, witness testimony included examples of healthy animals being euthanized.
The always-adaptive Taliban forced Americans to rely more on helicopters by littering Afghan roads with IEDs.
littering the living room floor were old sports pages and letters and newspaper clippings.
He had a grand time, revelling with pen and pad and littering the floor with inked sheets unnumbered and still wet.
Writing tools and desk he had already collected; there were plenty of these littering the building in every corner.
Then he looked at the seaweed in his way,—little windrows of it littering the beach, and dark masses rolling in the surf.
The Spanish moss plucked from the adjacent trees, and littering the tent floor, could tell—if it had the power of speech.
As the day went on, I often sat with them up to my shoulders, and littering all the patio.
Didn't like to throw him through the window on account of littering up the lawn with broken glass.
1540s, of animals, "process of bringing forth young in a single birth," verbal noun from present participle of litter (v.). Meaning "act of furnishing with bedding" is from c.1600. That of "act of dropping litter" is from 1900.
c.1300, "a bed," also "bed-like vehicle carried on men's shoulders" (early 14c.), from Anglo-French litere "portable bed," Old French litiere "litter, stretcher, bier; straw, bedding," from Medieval Latin lectaria "litter" (altered in French by influence of lit "bed"), from Latin lectus "bed, couch," from PIE *legh-to-, from root *legh- "to lie" (see lie (v.2)).
Meaning extended early 15c. to "straw used for bedding" (early 14c. in Anglo-French) and late 15c. to "offspring of an animal at one birth" (in one bed); sense of "scattered oddments, disorderly debris" is first attested 1730, probably from Middle English verb literen "provide with bedding" (late 14c.), with notion of strewing straw. Litter by 19c. had come to mean both the straw bedding and the animal waste in it after use.
litter lit·ter (lĭt'ər)
A flat supporting framework, such as a piece of canvas stretched between parallel shafts, for carrying a disabled or dead person; a stretcher.
The offspring produced at one birth by a multiparous mammal. Also called brood.