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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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After a lot of frustrating trial and error I finally came up with a knot that Runt couldn't figure out.
Runt is his own worst enemy, making mistake after mistake while trying to win the love and affection of his father.
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Take the cut from the scene where Fern (Dakota Fanning) saves the runt Wilbur from her dad's ax.
A skinny runt can think he can take on a woman-beating psycho.
Jack Russell terriers Runt and Spot have been hailed as canine heroes after a couple escaped in the nick of time from a flat fire.
What Jack lacks in raw talent, he compensates for with lots of heart, the winning characteristic of the so-called runt of the litter.
But perhaps there was another reason for his outburst, labelling Henry the Kiwi runt.
At first, scientists at the lab thought the runt might be suffering from a diminished supply of a growth hormone.