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lit·ter

(lit'ĕr),
1. A stretcher or portable couch for moving the sick or injured.
2. A group of animals of the same parents, born at the same time. Synonym(s): brood (1)
[Fr. litière; fr. lit, bed]

litter

/lit·ter/ (lit´er) stretcher.

litter

(lĭt′ər)
n.
1. The group of offspring produced at one birth by a mammal.
2. A flat supporting framework, such as a piece of canvas stretched between parallel shafts, for carrying a disabled or dead person; a stretcher.
v. lit·tered, lit·tering, lit·ters
v.tr.
1. To give birth to (a litter).
2. To make untidy by discarding rubbish carelessly: Someone had littered the beach with food wrappers.
3. To scatter about: littered towels all over the locker room.
4. To be scattered about (an area): "A lot of torn envelopes and open letters littered his bed" (Joseph Conrad).
5. To include certain items such as expressions throughout (a speech or piece of writing, for example): littered his letters with the names of powerful friends.
6. Archaic To supply (animals) with litter for bedding or floor covering.
v.intr.
1. To give birth to a litter.
2. To scatter litter.

lit′ter·er n.

litter

Etymology: Fr, lit, bed
a stretcher.

litter

Military medicine A mobile bed for transporting wounded military personnel Vox populi Trash strewn in a public or open place

lit·ter

(lit'ĕr)
1. A stretcher or portable couch for moving the sick or injured.
2. A group of animals of the same parents, born at the same time.
[Fr. litière; fr. lit, bed]

litter

  1. any material aggregated on the surface of soil from above-ground vegetation.
  2. the offspring produced at any one time by a mammal.

litter

1. the group of neonates, products of one gestation, provided the average number is in excess of two.
2. dry particulate material used for bedding or as absorptive layer under animals or periodically by the animal to absorb urine and dry out feces. Dry litter system for poultry and litter for cats to use for urination and defecation while indoors.

litter size
the number of young in a litter is an important statistic in pigs because of the need to maximize the output of piglets per sow per year.
litter tray
the container, usually broad with low sides, that holds some absorbent material; used by indoor cats for urination and defecation.
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Farmers have always considered themselves environmental stewards and have substantially improved production practices and efficiencies over the years," said Ron Litterer, president of the National Corn Growers Association.
NCGA is taking a proactive role in crop insurance and aiding corn growers with a better understanding of risk management," stated Ron Litterer, chair of NCGA's Public Policy Action Team.
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Ron Litterer, vice chair of the NCGA Public Policy Action Team, was appointed to chair the task force.
First Honors: Connor Amorin, Melody Banasiak, John Belmont, Kirsten Birdsall, Brittany Borgerson, Catherine Bresnahan, Brianna Coleman, Jessica Cosman, Meagan Costello, Kyle Cournoyer, Charles Davis, Richard Davis, Audrey Enman, Erin Farley, Rachel Fino, Madeline Giese, Erik Henningson, Charity Hicks, Erin Kapurch, Avrille Lavallee, Amber Litterer, Ryan Mangano, Madeline Mathers, Sara McCarthy, Helen Neely, Reece O'Connor, Paige Pendleton, Jensen Plotkin, Kathrin Potter, Robert Praderio, Julian Roos, Meredith Ryer, Ryan Sheridan, Angelica Silva, Esperanza Silva, Madeleine Sims, Jenna Swiech, Marissa Temple, Rebecca Tonelli and Kaylah Turpin.
The calculator is a great tool for growers," said NCGA Public Policy Action Team Chairman Ron Litterer.
ly/1JVNMLK) I COULD'NT agree more with the council for naming and shaming litterers.