Li"ther (?), a. [AS. bad, wicked.]
Bad; wicked; false; worthless; slothful.
Not lither in business, fervent in spirit.
⇒ Professor Skeat thinks " the lither sky" as found in Shakespeare's Henry VI. ((Part I. IY. YII., 21) means the stagnant or pestilential sky.
-- Li"ther*ly, adv. [Obs.]. -- Li"ther*ness, n. [Obs.]
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