litter (v.) Old form(s): litter'd, littour , lytter'd
[comparing humans to animals] bring forth, be born
Cor III.i.238[Coriolanus to Menenius, of the Plebeians] I would they were barbarians, as they are, / Though in Rome littered
Tem I.ii.282[Prospero to Ariel, of Caliban and Sycorax] the son that she did litter here
WT IV.iii.25[Autolycus alone, of himself] littered under Mercury [i.e. born when Mercury was in the ascendant]
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