Definition of Litherly

1. a. Crafty; cunning; mischievous; wicked; treacherous; lazy.



Definition of Litherly

1. mischievous [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Litherly

litharge
litharges
lithargyrum
lithate
lithates
lithe
lithectomy
lithed
lithely
lithemia
lithemias
lithemic
litheness
lithenesses
lither
litherly (current term)
litherness
lithes
lithesome
lithest
lithia
lithia water
lithian
lithias
lithiases
lithiasis
lithiate
lithiated
lithiates
lithiation

Literary usage of Litherly

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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"A clerk had litherly beset his while. But if he could a carpenter beguile.—Chaucer. Luther laws, bad laws ; lather dede, wicked action. ..."

2. Seinte Marherete the Meiden Ant Martyr, in Old English by Thomas Oswald Cockayne, Margaret (1866)
"... (killers) laid so | litherly (badly) on her leik (body) [ that the blood burst out; | and streamed adown from her body | as a stream doth from a spring. ..."

3. The Lost Beauties of the English Language: An Appeal to Authors, Poets by Charles Mackay (1874)
"If he were as long as he is Uther, he might thatch a house without a ladder.—Cheshire Proverb. The dwarf was waspish, arch, and litherly. ..."

4. Dialect of Craven, in the Westriding of the County of York: With a Copious by William Carr (1828)
"Doug. Virg. p. 391. I' lither man's guise, Is nivver to bed And nivver to rise. Proverb litherly, Idly. This word is rarely used. ..."

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