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  • adjective having nothing extraneous


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  • But it has been seen to rise from unlittered, level sand, and the feat is performed so quickly that the effect is as if it were tossed upward by a force foreign to itself.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island 2003

  • It was particularly comforting on a long voyage for an unlittered female to have the companionship of an elder who had given birth.

    A Call to Arms Foster, Alan Dean, 1946- 1991

  • In the north, though, a depressed piece-of-pie section remained unlittered.

    The Black Company Cook, Glen 1984

  • Formally presented by one of the secretaries we made our stiff bows and were seated at the table facing His Majesty across the unlittered surface of black glass.

    City of Endless Night 1920

  • The dooryard was scrupulously clean and unlittered; the little footpath through it was neatly bordered by white clam shells; several thrifty geraniums in bloom looked out from the muslin-curtained windows.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 1908

  • A few years ago, in the room of the great mahogany table, with its clean blotting pad, its writing tablet, and its superb rose rising from a green vase in the midst of the shining unlittered expanse, there was a plain, heavy mahogany wainscoting reaching chin-high to the average man.

    A Certain Rich Man William Allen White 1906

  • His wife was squatted on the floor in an unlittered corner mending a ceremonial robe of his.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath 1901

  • She looked in bewilderment at the unlittered road and swinging gate.

    Elizabeth's Campaign Humphry Ward 1885

  • On an unlittered part of the stable, with the horse loose, throw pieces of carrot on the floor; he will learn to watch your hand like a dog.

    Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece or, Common Sense and Common Errors in Common Riding George Greenwood 1837

  • She stressed the importance of 'head to toe' cleanliness, with special emphasis on washing hands, keeping finger/toe nails small and clean, not spitting in public places and keeping the surroundings unlittered.

    PunjabNewsline News 2010


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