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litter

1. a group of offspring produced at one birth by a mammal such as a sow
2. a layer of partly decomposed leaves, twigs, etc., on the ground in a wood or forest

Litter

 

a layer of the remains of dead plants on the soil surface in a forest, meadow, or steppe. Its thickness varies from a fraction of a centimeter to 30 cm or greater. In spruce forests of the taiga zone, there are 40–80 tons of litter per hectare (ha), and in oak forests of the forest steppe 8–15 tons per ha.


Litter

 

the dead branches, leaves, and other parts of plants that have fallen onto the ground or the bottom of a body of water. The annual accumulation of such organic matter on the soil surface and in the forest is called litter.

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After launched the KaisekiTM Series Grain-Free Cat Food in 2005, Nyanko Planet's Cat Lovers' Lab Tokyo started to develop eco-friendly cat litter, which was launched in the Japanese market in 2008.
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There is information on the NHS Direct Wales website about toxoplasmosis, which is an infection caused by a parasite that can be found in cat faeces and soil, or cat litter contaminated with infected cat faeces.
The cat litter works, it's just that the cats still use it.
The cat litter was in 10kg bags - far too heavy for me to lift into the trolley which was almost full, anyway.
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