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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

(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

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.
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With all the media attention on this issue, and thanks to awareness among the younger generation, littering will be less of a problem in future.
"Our numbers show that our enforcement officers are active, and if they see someone littering, they'll act accordingly.
In this study we isolate the impact of the internalisation of the social cost of littering on the level of production of littering by using a controlled laboratory experiment.
The cases were brought against residents who had failed to pay fixed penalty fines issued for littering open spaces around the borough.
A Craigneuk councillor believes new preventative measures to tackle littering across North Lanarkshire are a great step forward.
Cardiff council's cabinet member for the environment, Councillor Bob Derbyshire, said: "Cardiff council is committed in tackling issues such as littering and understands the importance of supporting and working with residents, businesses and visitors to deliver the outcomes we all want - a cleaner and attractive city."
The fine for littering is pounds 80 and some people don't even realise things like cigarette butts are litter, but they are.
But the amount of plastic littering Britain's beaches is at its highest level since records began, according to the Marine Conservation Society's Beach watch 2007 survey report.
Tamworth Council street wardens and police will carry out extra patrols in and around Rawlett Community Sports College, focusing on highlighted littering hotspots.
'Everyone needs to be aware that dropping cigarette stubs is an act of littering and is illegal and you can be fined anywhere from pounds 50 to pounds 80.