By little and little, or Little by little, by slow degrees; piecemeal; gradually.

(Lit"tle), adv. In a small quantity or degree; not much; slightly; somewhat; — often with a preceding it. " The poor sleep little." Otway.

(Lit"tle-ease`) n. An old slang name for the pillory, stocks, etc., of a prison.[Eng.] Latimer.

(Lit"tle*ness), n. The state or quality of being little; as, littleness of size, thought, duration, power, etc.

Syn. — Smallness; slightness; inconsiderableness; narrowness; insignificance; meanness; penuriousness.

(Lit"to*ral) a. [L. littoralis, litoralis, from littus, litus, the seashore: cf. F. littoral.]

1. Of or pertaining to a shore, as of the sea.

2. (Biol.) Inhabiting the seashore, esp. the zone between high-water and low-water mark.

(||Lit"to*ri"na) n. [NL. See Littoral.] (Zoöl.) A genus of small pectinibranch mollusks, having thick spiral shells, abundant between tides on nearly all rocky seacoasts. They feed on seaweeds. The common periwinkle is a well-known example. See Periwinkle.

(Lit"tress) n. A smooth kind of cartridge paper used for making cards. Knight.

(Lit"u*ate) a. [See Lituus.] (Bot.) Forked, with the points slightly curved outward.

(Lit"u*i*form) a. [Lituus + -form.] Having the form of a lituus; like a lituite.

(Lit"u*ite) n. [See Lituus.] (Paleon.) Any species of ammonites of the genus Lituites. They are found in the Cretaceous formation.

(Lit"u*rate) a. [L. lituratus, p. p. of liturare to erase, fr. litura a blur.]

1. (Zoöl.) Having indistinct spots, paler at their margins.

2. (Bot.) Spotted, as if from abrasions of the surface.

(Li*tur"gic Li*tur"gic*al) [Gr. : cf. F. liturgique.] Pertaining to, of or the nature of, a liturgy; of or pertaining to public prayer and worship. T. Warton.

(Li*tur"gic*al*ly), adv. In the manner of a liturgy.

(Li*tur"gics) n. The science of worship; history, doctrine, and interpretation of liturgies.

(Li*tur`gi*ol"o*gist) n. One versed in liturgiology.

(Li*tur`gi*ol"o*gy) n. [Liturgy + -logy.] The science treating of liturgical matters; a treatise on, or description of, liturgies. Shipley.

(Lit"ur*gist) n. One who favors or adheres strictly to a liturgy. Milton.

2. A small degree or scale; miniature. " His picture in little." Shak.

A little, to or in a small degree; to a limited extent; somewhat; for a short time. " Stay a little."

The painter flattered her a little.

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