unthrifty


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un·thrif·ty

(ŭn-thrif'tē),
In animals, denoting a failure to grow or develop normally as a result of disease.
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At the end of the study, all the unthrifty pigs were euthanized.
(iii) diseased or unthrifty stock (weak or old animals)are not kept on
This baby, if we must give it that sweet name, seemed to be three or four months old, but, being such an unthrifty changeling, might have been considerably older.
At 5.3.1-3 Bolingbroke says: "Can no man tell me of my unthrifty son?
The original GSF plant is an unthrifty, disease susceptible plant, and later studies indicated the GSF trait was associated with increased susceptibility to anthracnose infection after being cross-bred into a variety of gamagrass genetic backgrounds (Kulakow et al., 1990).
Bolingbroke's disobedience is now punished by the disobedience and "foul treason" of Aumerle (5.2.72), the king's own "unthrifty son" whose "loose companions ...
The primary signs of chronic leptospirosis are infertility, late abortions, stillbirths, and unthrifty piglets.
The 1558 statute (4&5 Philip & Mary, cap 8) deals with the "disparagement" of propertied women under the age of sixteen, who are "secretly allured and wonne to contract matrimony with the said unthrifty and light personages, and there upon either with slieght or force, oftentimes be taken and conveyed away from their said parents" (A Collection, 997): punishment was increased if the maid was also "deflowered." In 1576, Statute 18 Elizabeth cap.
"The weak and unthrifty fawns that we saw [last] summer leads us directly to our best clue as to the cause--the nutritional status of the does during key times of the reproductive cycle," Pojar said.
Indeed it would seem curiously unthrifty to throw away such wealth.
"It was in this dull, fiat, and unthrifty district, or neighborhood," Douglass writes, "surrounded by a white population of the lowest order, indolent and drunken to a proverb, and among slaves, who seemed to ask `Oh, what's the use?' every time they lifted a hoe, that I--without any fault of mine--was born, and spent the first years of my childhood" (27).