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runt

(rŭnt),
A stunted animal, occurring most frequently in species that give birth to large litters.
[A.S.]
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Landet Runt covers 65% of the Swedish market and has an annual turnover of SEK20m.
In fairness, the skinny little runt did not actually say anything to Billy's face; she said it to what is known as a journalist.
Farm stockman Kevin Axford rushed to the pen and the runt was saved and, in recognition of her efforts, the rescued piglet was named after her.
For his gobby sister Megan and her odious runt of a son, Robbie, are squatting in one of Dec's cottages in the village.
To describe him as a runt would be unkind to real runts.
Triggering modes include pulse width, interval, window, window pulse width, level dropout, window dropout, runt pulse, variable hysteresis, and logic.
Some dealers breed runt to runt - mating the smallest from each litter, she said.
Lowrie the piglet was the runt of his Shetland litter and had to be hand-reared indoors by his owner Heather Davidson.
In the second Runt Farm book of the series, "Beatrice and Blossom," new members are recruited for the Runt Farm pack, now including Kitten, Peep, two inventor mice named Cletus and Tooth, and Beatrice, a bunny, and Blossom, a soggy squirrel.
Certainly my mule, Runt, was an excellent specimen, but the question was, "could I handle him properly?" I knew that I could "get by," but I was also well aware of the fact that I really knew very little about mule management.
Born the runt in a litter of 13 rats to poor, ignorant, inebriated mother rat Flo, he resorts to eating the tasty paper of book pages that Flo has used to make their nest, tucked away in the back shelves of a Boston bookstore.
Giz was the runt of the litter when born, but since being taken in by the Bissets when he was a month old his taste for human food has seen him grow fast, and he now weighs in at a whopping 1.6 stone.