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Idioms for litter
- the best or choicest of the animals, especially puppies, in a litter.
- the best of any class, group, or available selection.
Origin of litter
synonym study for litter
OTHER WORDS FROM litter
Example sentences from the Web for litter
Interest in outdoor recreation is at an all-time high in British Columbia, leading to crowds, litter, braided trails, and unnecessary searches and rescues.
According to street lore, their mother died the night they were born and only three of the litter survived.I have the pandemic to thank for this precious time with my old hound, Teddy|Diana Nyad|December 21, 2020|Washington Post
The firm manages animals selected to be the healthiest and fastest growing, and to have the largest litters.Gene editing has made pigs immune to a deadly epidemic|Katie McLean|December 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Beach runners might be tempted to go barefoot, but stray rocks, shells, and other forms of litter and debris can wreak havoc on your feet, so it’s in your best interest to keep them covered.Best running shoes for men: Five things to consider|Eric Alt|December 9, 2020|Popular Science
These worms can reduce a forest’s leaf litter by 95 percent in a single season, he’s found.
My Twitter feed was quickly littered with tweets defending Cosby.
The comedian was right to call out Bill Cosby, but his material is littered with jokes about rape.Bill Cosby Foe Hannibal Buress Joked About Date Rape|Rich Goldstein|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The British aristocracy is littered with stories of unmitigated spendthrifts who seem bent on self-destruction.
Glass fragments from windows, street lamps, car windshields, and theater marquees littered the streets like confetti.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Israeli bullet casings littered the floors of the entrances to residences that were transformed into stucco barracks.
But a doctor Faustus, in his cell littered with books and instruments of alchemy, would love always to have a cat for a companion.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier
The floor was littered with paper and proofs; on the desk a slip of galley proof lay.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
A lamp burned in the kitchen, showing a dirty brick floor and a littered table—such a house as men keep, untidy and unhomelike.The Amazing Interlude|Mary Roberts Rinehart
She raised her eyes, still with the same strange yet flaming quiet, from the littered floor to his face.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward
And at that time Nona came from the cabin, and called me, looking wonderingly at the arrows that littered the deck at her feet.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler
British Dictionary definitions for litter
- small refuse or waste materials carelessly dropped, esp in public places
- (as modifier)litter bin