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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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The runty dinosaur and the pintsized Neanderthal have good reason to distrust each other at first, and it's a measure of how adroitly the film has manipulated our sense of identification that we wouldn't mind, at least at first, if Arlo just finished off the filthy, feral little troublemaker.
The star attendee of Brooklyn's video festival, though, was Lil Bub, a runty kitty who was born with "multitude of genetic anomalies which all add up to one of nature's happiest accidents," according to her website.
the urbanites here were like the good people of Brooklyn--they were simple, strong, warm-spirited, sly, rough, compassionate, jostling, tricky and extraordinarily good-natured because they had sex in their pockets, muscles on their back, hot eats around the corner, neighborhoods which dripped with the sauce of local legend, and real city architecture, brownstones with different windows on every floor, vistas for miles of red-brick and two-family wood frame houses with balconies and porches, runty stunted trees rich as farmland in their promise of tenderness the first city evenings of spring, streets where kids played stick-ball and roller-hockey, lots of nineteenth century, the very hope of greed, was in these streets.
Earl Sweatshirt, the runty kid with the outsized brain, looked like an underdog but felt like a sure thing.
A runty, sallow guy, a curlicue of black hair bobbing against his forehead.
Directly beneath the paragraph about finding the "simple harmony" right for the route, there is this leveling passage: In lieu of a bridge there is a concrete ford across the Cimarron, with runty sunflowers growing out of its cracks.
Indian cows are pretty runty and weigh about 600 kilogrammes each.
Discard defective seeds, inferior crops, runty stock, and shabby handiwork.
A runty, wheezing, written-off horse named Seabiscuit was number one.
?????ORY OF CHARLOTTE'S WEB BY MICHAEL SIMS (Bloomsbury, pounds 16.99) GENERATIONS of children have been delighted by the story of the spider Charlotte and her efforts to save runty piglet Wilbur from slaughter.
I smiled and patted one of the runty ones on the head.