Litherly
Lither Li"ther (l[imac]"[th][~e]r), a. [AS. l[=y][eth]er bad, wicked.] Bad; wicked; false; worthless; slothful. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Not lither in business, fervent in spirit. --Bp. Woolton. [1913 Webster]

Note: Professor Skeat thinks `` the lither sky'' as found in Shakespeare's Henry VI. ((Part I. IV. VII., 21) means the stagnant or pestilential sky. -- {Li"ther*ly}, adv. [Obs.]. -- {Li"ther*ness}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Litherly — Li ther*ly, a. Crafty; cunning; mischievous; wicked; treacherous; lazy. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] He [the dwarf] was waspish, arch, and litherly. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • litherly — lithˈerly adjective Mischievous adverb Idly • • • Main Entry: ↑lither …   Useful english dictionary

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