Difference between litter and wastepaper




  1. strew
  2. give birth to a litter of animals
  3. make a place messy by strewing garbage around


  1. rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)
  2. conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
  3. material used to provide a bed for animals
  4. the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal


In many places, glittering among the clothes, were gold and silver coins, a few silver ornaments such as buckles, and watches -- things not missed by the pirates in the transport of their flight.

The town hall lost two bollards and a litter bin, railings, and a large stone pedestal has been cracked.

In September, return visitors to an Edinburgh guesthouse said it was time to ‘rethink the three-star rating’, complaining that the linens were ‘soiled’ and the carpet was littered with ‘crumbs and dustballs’.

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