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 for Litter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Litter \Lit"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Littered
     (l[i^]t"t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Littering.]
     1. To supply with litter, as cattle; to cover with litter, as
        the floor of a stall.
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              Tell them how they litter their jades. --Bp.
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              For his ease, well littered was the floor. --Dryden.
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     2. To put into a confused or disordered condition; to strew
        with scattered articles; as, to litter a room.
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              The room with volumes littered round. --Swift.
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     3. To give birth to; to bear; -- said of brutes, esp. those
        which produce more than one at a birth, and also of human
        beings, in abhorrence or contempt.
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              We might conceive that dogs were created blind,
              because we observe they were littered so with us.
                                                    --Sir T.
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              The son that she did litter here,
              A freckled whelp hagborn.             --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Litter \Lit"ter\ (l[i^]t"t[~e]r), n. [F. liti[`e]re, LL.
     lectaria, fr. L. lectus couch, bed. See Lie to be
     prostrated, and cf. Coverlet.]
     1. A bed or stretcher so arranged that a person, esp. a sick
        or wounded person, may be easily carried in or upon it.
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              There is a litter ready; lay him in 't. --Shak.
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     2. Straw, hay, etc., scattered on a floor, as bedding for
        animals to rest on; also, a covering of straw for plants.
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              To crouch in litter of your stable planks. --Shak.
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              Take off the litter from your kernel beds. --Evelyn.
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     3. Things lying scattered about in a manner indicating
        slovenliness; scattered rubbish.
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              Strephon, who found the room was void.
              Stole in, and took a strict survey
              Of all the litter as it lay.          --Swift.
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     4. Disorder or untidiness resulting from scattered rubbish,
        or from thongs lying about uncared for; as, a room in a
        state of litter.
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     5. The young brought forth at one time, by a cat, dog, sow or
        other multiparous animal, taken collectively. Also Fig.
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              A wolf came to a sow, and very kindly offered to
              take care of her litter.              --D. Estrange.
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              Reflect upon that numerous litter of strange,
              senseless opinions that crawl about the world.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Litter \Lit"ter\ (l[i^]t"t[~e]r), v. i.
     1. To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make
        one's bed in litter. [R.]
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              The inn
              Where he and his horse littered.      --Habington.
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     2. To produce a litter.
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              A desert . . . where the she-wolf still littered.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal
      2: rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in
         public places)
      3: conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles
         by bearers
      4: material used to provide a bed for animals [syn: bedding
         material, bedding, litter]
      v 1: strew; "Cigar butts littered the ground"
      2: make a place messy by strewing garbage around
      3: give birth to a litter of animals

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  153 Moby Thesaurus words for "litter":
     air mattress, arsy-varsiness, be confined, bear, bear a child,
     bear young, bed, bed down, bedding, bedstead, bier, bolster,
     brancard, break, bridle, brood, brush, bunk, cacolet, calve,
     camel litter, cast, clamjamfry, clutch, clutter, collateral, couch,
     curry, currycomb, cushion, dandy, debris, derange, disarrange,
     disarray, dishevel, dislocate, disorder, disorganize, dolly,
     doolie, doss, drench, drop, dust, farrago, farrow, fawn, feed,
     foal, fodder, fragments, fry, garbage, gentle, get, give birth,
     gocart, groom, gurney, handbarrow, handle, harness, hash, hatch,
     have, have a baby, have young, helter-skelter, higgledy-piggledy,
     hitch, hodgepodge, hysteron proteron, innerspring mattress, issue,
     jampan, jumble, jungle, junk, kelter, kip, kitten, labor, lamb,
     lie in, lumber, manage, mat, mattress, mess, mess up, milk,
     misarrange, mishmash, muddle, muss, muss up, nest, odds and ends,
     offal, offspring, pad, pallet, pillow, pup, raff, refuse, riffraff,
     rub down, rubbish, rubble, ruffle, rug, rummage, rumple, saddle,
     scatter, scramble, scrap, sedan, sedan chair, shoddy, sleeping bag,
     sofa, spat, spawn, springs, stretcher, strew, tame, tend, the hay,
     the sack, throw, topsy-turviness, topsy-turvydom, tousle, train,
     trash, travail, truck, tumble, turmoil, underbed, underbedding,
     unholy mess, waste, water, welter, whelp, yean, yoke, young

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Heb. tsab, as being lightly and gently borne), a sedan or
     palanquin for the conveyance of persons of rank (Isa. 66:20). In
     Num. 7:3, the words "covered wagons" are more literally "carts
     of the litter kind." There they denote large and commodious
     vehicles drawn by oxen, and fitted for transporting the
     furniture of the temple.

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