runt

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runt

1. the smallest and weakest young animal in a litter, esp the smallest piglet in a litter
2. a large pigeon, originally bred for eating

runt

The frame that remains after a collision on a CSMA/CD medium such as Ethernet. Runts are undersize packets, smaller than what the network protocol calls for, such as 64 bytes in Ethernet. Electrical interference or faulty wiring can also produce a runt. It is the opposite of an oversize packet, termed a "giant." See runt filtering.
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By the point at which the runty porker was pleading with his dying pal 'please don't go' I was on the verge of tears.
Bridesmaids were Rebecca Lynn Blakeney of Memphis, Tennessee; Jill Runty Hopkins of Eagle, Colorado; Kimberly LaBelle Huggins of Nashville, Tennessee; Kimberly Jane Friesen of Washington, D.
Caley have a doubt over striker Brian P runty, who has a virus.
Now, Meg was going to keep her runty twin brother a secret, but Edward answers the phone and identifies himself.
When we first encounter George, he's beating on runty Sam (``Signs' '' Rory Culkin) for daring to touch his precious video cam.
Although Ralph and Woodbury travel through a land that is "valiant and young," Ralph worries on the train that he's a coward, and he is disappointed by their native guides, whom the narrator describes as "swart and runty loafers" (p.
The sob stories of these various Cornish curmudgeons are just the tip of the iceberg in a show which reports on the runty side of the property cash cow.
The food science is sound but her style can be annoying: `The insulin isn't interested in runty little tryptophan, so when the big guys go off to the gym, little Mr Tryptophan is left by himself at the blood brain barrier.
I had to give up watching and listening to Wishbone as the family Springer Spaniel resented the idea that that runty Jack Russell terrier can talk.