litter

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  • Each litter usually contains three or four young although as many as six may be born.
  • In the southern and lower parts of their range they produce two litters each year.
  • Typically a female will produce her first litter in her second year.
  • They have been reported to give birth to litters of two or three young.
  • There are usually two litters a year, each with two to three young.
  • A female may give birth to up to three litters each year.
  • As far as we went the road we left behind us was littered with abandoned animals. Cited from With Steyn and De Wet, by Philip Pienaar
  • On the following morning we were carried in our litters by a number of men. Cited from The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, Baker
  • Females can produce multiple litters of between two and five young every year.
  • We now met groups of individuals who were carrying the wounded about on litters. Cited from The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Each litter typically consists of two to five young, although this may be much higher in some species.
  • I have known an instance of three litters having been produced in the year from one female. Cited from The Practical Distiller, by Samuel McHarry
  • After a time he seemed to look about the room, his eye falling upon the littered floor. Cited from 54-40 or Fight, by Emerson Hough
  • The garden had lost its summer beauty and was littered with dead leaves from the trees. Cited from The Hampstead Mystery, by John R. Watson and Arthur J. Rees
  • Females give birth to litters containing two to five young around early spring.
  • They went away together, leaving my office littered with broken glass and sea-shells. Cited from Tales of the Chesapeake, by George Alfred Townsend
  • Keep America Beautiful was the first organization to bring littering to national attention.
  • There are on average only one or two litters born per year in the UK.
  • Unless a previous litter is lost, females typically give birth only once each year.
  • Females can have two or three litters a year of six to eight young each.
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Meaning of litter

  • noun The offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal
  • noun Rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)
  • noun Conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
  • verb Strew
    Cigar butts littered the ground
  • verb Make a place messy by strewing garbage around
  • verb Give birth to a litter of animals