adjective see runt

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  • runtish — runt ► NOUN ▪ a small pig or other animal, especially the smallest in a litter. DERIVATIVES runtish adjective runty adjective. ORIGIN originally in the sense «old or decayed tree stump», later «small ox or cow»: of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • runtish — runt·ish …   English syllables

  • runtish — …   Useful english dictionary

  • runt — runtish, adj. runtishly, adv. runtishness, n. /runt/, n. 1. an animal that is small or stunted as compared with others of its kind. 2. the smallest or weakest of a litter, esp. of pigs or puppies. 3. a person who is small and contemptible: That… …   Universalium

  • runt — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1501 1. chiefly Scottish a hardened stalk or stem of a plant 2. an animal unusually small of its kind; especially the smallest of a litter of pigs 3. a person of small stature • runtiness noun • runtish… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Florence Craye — Lady Florence Craye is a fictional character who appears in P. G. Wodehouse s Jeeves stories and novels. Lady Florence, the daughter of Percy Craye, Earl of Worplesdon and elder sister to Edwin, a nasty little runtish type of lad, is the sometime …   Wikipedia

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  • Howe and Hummel — was a New York law firm, celebrated in the latter half of the nineteenth century and principally renowned for its active involvement in crime and corruption.Partners of firmThe partners in the firm were William F. Howe (1828 September 2, 1902), a …   Wikipedia

  • scrub — I v 1. rub, absterge, scour, polish; wipe, swab, mop, brush. See wash(def. 1). 2.Slang. cancel, discontinue, drop, give up; terminate, stop, end, abort, do away with. II n 1. brush, brushwood, thicket, copse, Chiefly Brit. coppice; bush, jungle,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • short — adj 1. little, small, Chiefly Scot. wee, miniature, miniscule, minikin, diminutive, Scot. cutly; tiny, elfin, bantam, slight, (of women) petite, Lilliputian, Inf. Tom Thumb, Sl. pint sized, Sl. pocket sized, Sl. sawed off, Sl. knee high to a… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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