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litter something about

 and litter something around
to cast around something, such as trash, clothing, personal possessions, etc. Don't litter all that stuff about. I wish you wouldn't litter your trash around.
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litter something up

to mess something up with litter, trash, possessions, etc. Who littered this room up? Who littered up this room?
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runt of the litter

 
1. Lit. the smallest animal born in a litter; the animal in a litter least likely to survive. No one wanted to buy the runt of the litter, so we kept it.
2. and the runt of the family Fig. the smallest child in the family. I was the runt of the litter and the butt of all the jokes.
See also: litter, of, runt

pick of the litter

The best of a group, as in He was first in the ticket line so he had the pick of the litter. This term, alluding to the most desirable one from a litter of puppies or kittens, supplanted such earlier variants as pick of the market, pick of the parish, and pick of the basket. [Early 1900s]
See also: litter, of, pick
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Lewicki & Litterer (1985) state that cold, sterile, and formal surroundings are generally related to competitive interactions.
The research found that the primary litterers were young men, ages 18 to 34, and a bit more blue collar than white collar.
Q: Well, considering that you're the world's most famous litterer, the issue must have had special resonance.
We hope to take advantage of the solutions Safend offers while providing them with the feedback necessary to refine and enhance their solutions," Litterer commented.
We call this target audience 'Gen L,' or Generation Litterer.
High Honors: Jessica Cosman, Joshua Dande, Nithin Das, Shayna Davis, Ashley Esper, Abhijit Gudivada, Amber Litterer, Caitlin McBride, Julian Roos, Anna Simonelli, Rebecca Wilson.
This is a product that will truly simplify the management of my operation and improve my peace-of-mind at the same time," said Greene, Iowa, farmer Ron Litterer.
Beauty spots, parks, gardens, high streets or beaches, even mountain summits are all marked by the litterer.
First Honors: Melody Banasiak, Daniel Bennett, Kirstin Birdsall, Stephanie Bishop, Aaron Bissell, Brittany Borgerson, Cameron Boyle, Austin Carangelo, Erica Carlson, Caitlin Chouinard, Meagan Costello, Kyle Cournoyer, Richard Davis, Jennifer Deacon, Melanie Downton, Joseph Eddy, Robert Ekross, Megan Elsier, Audrey Enman, Erin Farley, Rachel Fino, Brianna Flores, Alexandra Gulachenski, Julie Hugunin, Erin Kapurch, Amber Litterer, David Markt Jr.
First Honors: Nicholas Aberg, John Belmont, Daniel Bennett, Kirstin Birdsall, Aaron Bissell, Brittany Borgerson, Cameron Boyle, Matthew Boyle, Austin Carangelo, Caitlin Chouinard, Brianna Coleman, Jessica Cosman, Meagan Costello, Kyle Cournoyer, Joshua Dande, Richard Davis, Shayna Davis, Andre Deschenes, Melanie Downton, Robert Ekross, Audrey Enman, Erin Farley, Rachel Fino, Brianna Flores, Madeline Giese, Alexandra Gulachenski, Dylan Guyer, Erik Henningson II, Julie Hugunin, Avrille Lavallee, Amber Litterer, LindseyLeigh Maiuri, Ashley Marcum, David Markt Jr.
The campaign links littering with other wrongdoings like "networking at a funeral" or "breaking up on Valentine's Day," while also defining the personality of the litterer as a socially unaccepted jerk.
First Honors: Daniel Bennett, Stephanie Bishop, Brittany Borgerson, Lindsay Carroll, Caitlin Chouinard, Jessica Cosman, Meagan Costello, Kyle Cournoyer, Joshua Dande, Richard Davis, Savannah Davis, Shayna Davis, Melanie Downton, Joseph Eddy, Audrey Enman, Ashley Esper, Erin Farley, Rachel Fino, Alexandra Gulachenski, Julie Hugunin, Amber Litterer, Ryan Mangano, David Markt Jr.
Ron Litterer, President of the National Corn Growers Association, said the FCIC decision is a win for growers and the industry overall.
Litterer can be available by phone or in television studios in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, or Rochester, MN.