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Litter vs. Stretcher

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Litternoun

(countable) A platform mounted on two shafts, or a more elaborate construction, designed to be carried by two (or more) people to transport one (in luxury models sometimes more) third person(s) or (occasionally in the elaborate version) a cargo, such as a religious idol.

Stretchernoun

One who, or that which, stretches.

Litternoun

The offspring of a mammal born in one birth.

Stretchernoun

A simple litter designed to carry a sick, injured, or dead person.

Litternoun

(uncountable) Material used as bedding for animals.

Stretchernoun

A frame on which a canvas is stretched for painting.

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Litternoun

(uncountable) Collectively, items discarded on the ground.

Stretchernoun

A device to stretch shoes or gloves.

Litternoun

(uncountable) Absorbent material used in an animal's litter tray

Stretchernoun

A brick laid with the longest side exposed (compare header).

Litternoun

(uncountable) Layer of fallen leaves and similar organic matter in a forest floor.

Stretchernoun

(architecture) A piece of timber used in building.

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Litternoun

A covering of straw for plants.

Stretchernoun

(slang) A lie; an overstretching of the truth.

Litterverb

(intransitive) To drop or throw trash without properly disposing of it (as discarding in public areas rather than trash receptacles).

Stretchernoun

(nautical) A board against which a rower places his feet.

Litterverb

(transitive) To scatter carelessly about.

Stretchernoun

(nautical) A crosspiece placed between the sides of a boat to keep them apart when hoisted up and gripped.

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Litterverb

(transitive) To strew (a place) with scattered articles.

Stretchernoun

One of the rods in an umbrella, attached at one end to one of the ribs, and at the other to the tube sliding upon the handle.

Litterverb

(transitive) To give birth to, used of animals.

Stretchernoun

An instrument for stretching boots or gloves.

Litterverb

(intransitive) To produce a litter of young.

Stretchernoun

(obsolete) A penis, especially a long penis.

Stretcherverb

(transitive) To carry (an injured person) on a stretcher.

Litterverb

(intransitive) To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make one's bed in litter.

Stretchernoun

A brick or stone laid with its longer dimension in the line of direction of the wall.

Litternoun

Straw, hay, etc., scattered on a floor, as bedding for animals to rest on; also, a covering of straw for plants.

‘To crouch in litter of your stable planks.’; ‘Take off the litter from your kernel beds.’;

Stretchernoun

A piece of timber used in building.

Litternoun

Things lying scattered about in a manner indicating slovenliness; scattered rubbish.

‘Strephon, who found the room was void.Stole in, and took a strict surveyOf all the litter as it lay.’;

Stretchernoun

A narrow crosspiece of the bottom of a boat against which a rower braces his feet.

Litternoun

Disorder or untidiness resulting from scattered rubbish, or from thongs lying about uncared for; as, a room in a state of litter.

Stretchernoun

A litter, or frame, for carrying disabled, wounded, or dead persons.

Litternoun

The young brought forth at one time, by a cat, dog, sow or other multiparous animal, taken collectively. Also Fig.

‘A wolf came to a sow, and very kindly offered to take care of her litter.’; ‘Reflect upon that numerous litter of strange, senseless opinions that crawl about the world.’;

Stretchernoun

An overstretching of the truth; a lie.

Litterverb

To supply with litter, as cattle; to cover with litter, as the floor of a stall.

‘Tell them how they litter their jades.’; ‘For his ease, well littered was the floor.’;

Stretchernoun

One of the rods in an umbrella, attached at one end to one of the ribs, and at the other to the tube sliding upon the handle.

Litterverb

To put into a confused or disordered condition; to strew with scattered articles; as, to litter a room.

‘The room with volumes littered round.’;

Stretchernoun

An instrument for stretching boots or gloves.

Litterverb

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.

‘We might conceive that dogs were created blind, because we observe they were littered so with us.’; ‘The son that she did litter here,A freckled whelp hagborn.’;

Stretchernoun

The frame upon which canvas is stretched for a painting.

Litterverb

To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make one's bed in litter.

‘The innWhere he and his horse littered.’;

Stretchernoun

a wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting

Litterverb

To produce a litter.

‘A desert . . . where the she-wolf still littered.’;

Stretchernoun

a mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it

Litternoun

the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal

Stretchernoun

a litter for transporting people who are ill or wounded or dead; usually consists of a sheet of canvas stretched between two poles

Litternoun

rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)

Stretchernoun

a stone that forms the top of wall or building

Litternoun

conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers

Stretcher

A stretcher, gurney, litter, or pram is an apparatus used for moving patients who require medical care. A basic type (cot or litter) must be carried by two or more people.

Litternoun

material used to provide a bed for animals

Litterverb

strew;

‘Cigar butts littered the ground’;

Litterverb

make a place messy by strewing garbage around

Litterverb

give birth to a litter of animals

Litternoun

rubbish such as paper, cans, and bottles left lying in an open or public place

‘always clear up after a picnic and never drop litter’; ‘a litter bin’;

Litternoun

an untidy collection of things lying about

‘a litter of sleeping bags on the floor’;

Litternoun

a number of young animals born to an animal at one time

‘a litter of five kittens’;

Litternoun

absorbent material, typically in granular form, used to line a shallow receptacle in which a cat can urinate and defecate when indoors

‘a plastic litter tray’;

Litternoun

straw or other plant matter used as bedding for animals

‘the plant burns discarded litter from poultry farms’;

Litternoun

decomposing but recognizable leaves and other debris forming a layer on top of the soil, especially in forests

‘the spiders live in leaf litter’;

Litternoun

a structure used to transport people, containing a bed or seat enclosed by curtains and carried on men's shoulders or by animals.

Litternoun

a framework with a couch for transporting sick or wounded people.

Litterverb

make (a place or area) untidy with rubbish or a large number of objects left lying about

‘the sitting room was littered with books’; ‘clothes and newspapers littered the floor’;

Litterverb

leave (rubbish or a number of objects) lying untidily in a place

‘there was broken glass littered about’;

Litterverb

fill with examples of a particular thing, typically something bad or unpleasant

‘news pages have been littered with doom and gloom about company collapses’;

Litterverb

provide (a horse or other animal) with litter as bedding.

Litter

Litter consists of waste products that have been discarded incorrectly, without consent, at an unsuitable location. Litter can also be used as a verb; to litter means to drop and leave objects, often man-made, such as aluminum cans, paper cups, food wrappers, cardboard boxes or plastic bottles on the ground, and leave them there indefinitely or for other people to dispose of as opposed to disposing of them correctly.

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