Usage examples for litters

  1. They were the men from the barrack hospital, that had been signalled for, come down with ambulance litters and other marks of forethought for the sick and wounded, who were returning to the country for which they had fought and suffered. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  2. Carriages were unknown, and instead litters and sedan chairs were used, and these remained in common use in Bahia until very recent times. – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  3. The Caliph's proposal was received with the greatest delight, and soon published through Samarah; litters camels, and horses were prepared. – The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford
  4. " It is that portion of a railroad ticket which a conductor's punch bites out, and which litters the floor and the seats in trains. – Ashton-Kirk, Investigator by John T. McIntyre
  5. A couple of litters carried by mules, were also prepared; one was intended for Madame de Bourboulon, in case of need, the other for the conveyance of five charming little Chinese dogs which she hoped to transport to Europe. – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams
  6. The infectious agent is distributed by the udder of the mother becoming soiled with filth from the stable floor and yards, and by affected pigs nursing mothers of healthy litters – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  7. They spared neither the wounded nor recognized the Red Cross; they killed the surgeons and the stewards carrying the litters and killed the wounded men on the litters – Notes of a War Correspondent by Richard Harding Davis
  8. The beneficial results will be seen in the way of larger litters and stronger pigs. – Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry by Pratt Food Co.
  9. The litters were soon constructed, and were by David's advice covered over thickly with branches of trees, so as completely to shade them from the heat of the sun. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. The maids of the two ladies led them forth toward the litters which were to convey them so long a journey. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  11. There were two litters bred in Bostock Spring;- two, by Jove! – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  12. Taking up our sorely wounded in such litters as we could hastily form, and those with less grave hurts behind the other horsemen, we reformed our column and rode away down the broad valley toward the Marches and the goodly fortress of Wenderley that Sir John Clarendon held for the King. – Cedric, the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall
  13. He saw the gaudy dresses of the eunuchs, the litters and from them peering forth the veiled women. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  14. They accompanied the litters in which Antonina and Belisarius were carried. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  15. The band was found, Rhipsime was recognized, and the king sent an escort of litters to bring them to his court. – Armenian Legends and Festivals by Louis A. Boettiger
  16. Moreover, when we left their land men were provided to carry the litters and the loads. – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  17. Paaker bowed, Bent- Anat threw the reins to her charioteer and sprang to the ground, the wife of Mena and the courtiers left their litters and the fan- bearers and chamberlains were about to accompany their mistress on foot into the little valley, when she turned round and ordered, " Remain behind, all of you. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  18. She replied that he should have both, and next morning his hated mask was put upon his face and he was supported by priests to a door where a litter, or rather litters were waiting, one for himself and another for Jeekie who, although in robust health, was still supposed to be officially ill and not allowed to walk upon his own legs. – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard