(l"r), a. [AS. ler bad, wicked.] Bad; wicked; false; worthless; slothful. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Not lither in business, fervent in spirit.
Bp. Woolton.
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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.]
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