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Stunted in growth; undersized:‘most animals let their runtish or sickly offspring die’
- ‘Crucially, the little boy inside him came off as a runtish bully.’
- ‘She's sent him signed photographs in an effort to woo the runtish royal.’
- ‘Far from being a unique design, it's the runtish twin of the celebrated Fiat 500 revamp.’
- ‘For the most part, East Tennessee deer are rather runtish, particularly in the antler department.’
- ‘It's an ungainly beast of a machine: a wooden bicycle with handlebars like great bull's horns, two runtish wooden wheels, a chunky frame and no pedals.’
- ‘This feeble, runtish, orphaned enfant gâté revelled in the deference of the betting ring and the admiration which accompanied his huge wagers.’
- ‘Scotland have another reason to appreciate their assimilated Scots: they offer height to an otherwise runtish squad.’
- ‘In this gripping, deftly paced story, a runtish boy dreams of joining the older boys of his village in their raids on trawlers and yachts on the Indian Ocean.’
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