runt

Definitions

  • I Won't Hurt the Little Runt 145
    I Won't Hurt the Little Runt 145
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n runt disparaging terms for small people
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THE RUNT THE RUNT

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Runt A dwarf; also, a mean, despicable, boorish person; -- used opprobriously. "Before I buy a bargain of such runts ,
      I'll buy a college for bears, and live among 'em."
    • Runt (Zoöl) A variety of domestic pigeon, related to the barb and carrier.
    • Runt (Zoöl) Any animal which is unusually small, as compared with others of its kind; -- applied particularly to domestic animals.
    • Runt The dead stump of a tree; also, the stem of a plant. "Neither young poles nor old runts are durable."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n runt A young ox or cow; a steer or heifer; also, a stunted ox or cow, or other under-sized animal; one below the usual size and strength of its kind; especially, the smallest or weakest one of a litter of pigs or puppies. Compare def. 4.
    • n runt Hence A short, stockish person; a dwarf.
    • n runt A rude, ill-bred person; a boor or hoiden.
    • n runt A breed of domestic pigeons. A single bird may weigh as much as 2 1/2 pounds.
    • n runt A stump of underwood; also, the dead stump of a tree.
    • n runt The stalk or stem of a plant.
    • n runt The rump.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Runt runt a young ox or cow: an undersized animal: a dwarf: a bow: a breed of domestic pigeons: the dead stump of a tree: the stem of a cabbage
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scot. runt, an old cow, an old, withered woman, a hardened stem or stalk, the trunk of a tree; cf. D. rund, a bullock, an ox or cow, G. rind,. Cf. Rother (a.)

Usage

In literature:

The time ye're pu'in' runts ye're no setting kail.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
I won't have you nursin' this runt any longer!
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
Runt wuz de littles' one er de whole gang, yit all de same news done got out dat she 'uz pestered wid sense like grown folks.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Napoleon was a runt, I've heard tell.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
He's a runt and crowded out.
"Rainbow Hill" by Josephine Lawrence
I'm the runt of the family.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Tank was a black-eyed little runt whom none of the boys liked, a grasping cuss, younger than Jim, and as selfish as Jim is kind.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
The little wizened runt!
"McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908" by Various
Our Willard will always be a little runt.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
De little runt laugh mighty pleased and some of them Fernandezes 'round here to dis day.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
An' they're feelin' diff'runt about you, sir, since you saved me.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
He tagged Runt Woods lightly and was off.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
He generally sends out about twenty runts and roughs, and lets it go at that.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
Y'know that runt hated himself!
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
Piggy little runt, bald and fat, with a scar across his chin?
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Little runts can do that.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
I wouldn't waste my days and nights pickin' up sich runts as them.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
Are you betting on that runt of a gray?
"The Garden of Eden" by Max Brand
Whereas, these scandalous runts of steers an' old cow stuff was mostly too weak or too old to put up any sort of a bluff at speed.
"Yellowstone Nights" by Herbert Quick
You skinny little runt, you must be mad!
"Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
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In poetry:

The frozen snow-drift looms in front.
‘Who’s in the drift! Come out! Come here!’
There’s only the homeless mongrel runt
limping wretchedly in the rear…
"from The Twelve" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Vid hans sida
sitter hon och lyss till vindens saga,
skådar drömmande till månens klot;
runt omkring dem dånar vågors hot,
runt omkring dem stormens röster klaga.
"Snöfrid" by Abraham Viktor Rydberg
Breaking the line and jumping in front
Into the circle sneaks one skinny runt
Two brothers dance forward on the mud stage
The guards blow their whistles and chase them in rage
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg
She o'er the stock, in haste doth strunt,
And syne she gars her cutty lunt,
A singed collie when its burnt,
Will bark an yowl;
Like grumbles this auld reeker runt,
She'll grane and growl.
"The Miser's Glundie Wife" by Susannah Hawkins
The carlines at hame were a' girning and graning,
The bairns were a' greeting frae morning till e'en,
They gat naething for crowdy but runts boil'd to sowdie,
For naething gat growing for Barrochan Jean.
"Barrochan Jean" by Robert Tannahill

In news:

Fern (Cristina Hernandez) and Wilbur the Runt.
Can you help save Sandy and Runt the two lovable labs.
This is the tail of two labs, who are well trained, Sandy is are 11 years old while Runt is only 10 years old, both are fixed, housebroken and they make quite the pair.
In this moving and entertaining debut, the Hervé family suffers from a genetic quirk—or divine malady—that results in their children growing into towering brutes or sickly runts.
Only in the Brobdingnagian world of radio telescope s could RadioAstron be considered something of a runt.
Plus the orange runt of a litter of kittens.
For runts destined to become family pets, their size is their greatest risk before birth but also their greatest appeal after birth.
This car is for the guys at the RPM Hot Rod and is base on the real car called " Runt ".
Short, stubby knives, or " runts ," have been all the rage in tactical knife circles lately.
Mantis' techno- runts come in two models: The MT-9 sporting a wicked clipped Wharncliff blade, and the MT-9r dressed out in a more traditional drop point.
Alton " Runt " Drummond.
Alton " Runt " Drummond, 58, of Caraway, died Friday, Jan 11, 2002, at his home.
This image taken on August 16, 2012 provided by Cat Adoption Team, shows a runt kitten named, Little Big Burger, in Sherwood, Ore.
Back row left to right are: Coach Tim Day, coach Eddie Vanderdoes, Troy Runte, Austin LeBleu, A.J.
She's worried that he'll be the runt of the class.
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In science:

Vidare utritas r äckviddsomr åden runt varje sensor som visar inom vilket omr åde en ub åt troligen kan uppt äckas (Gral).
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W CE T (t ) := maxa∈t runt ime(a) with supplemetation t ick = t ick + 1 on each statement, such that γW CE T (t ) = max(∪l∈l abel s(S) rangel (t ick)).
Exact Gap Computation for Code Coverage Metrics in ISO-C
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