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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Runt  \Runt\,  n.  [Written  also  {rant}.]  [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.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  animal  which  is  unusually  small  as 
  compared  with  others  of  its  kind  --  applied  particularly 
  to  domestic  animals. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  variety  of  domestic  pigeon,  related  to  the 
  barb  and  carrier. 
  3.  A  dwarf;  also  a  mean  despicable,  boorish  person;  --  used 
  Before  I  buy  a  bargain  of  such  runts,  I'll  buy  a 
  college  for  bears,  and  live  among  'em.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  4.  The  dead  stump  of  a  tree;  also  the  stem  of  a  plant.  [Obs. 
  or  Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
  Neither  young  poles  nor  old  runts  are  durable. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rant  \Rant\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ranted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ranting}.]  [OD.  ranten,  randen,  to  dote,  to  be  enraged.] 
  To  rave  in  violent,  high-sounding,  or  extravagant  language, 
  without  dignity  of  thought;  to  be  noisy,  boisterous,  and 
  bombastic  in  talk  or  declamation;  as  a  ranting  preacher. 
  Look  where  my  ranting  host  of  the  Garter  comes!  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rant  \Rant\,  n. 
  High-sounding  language,  without  importance  or  dignity  of 
  thought;  boisterous,  empty  declamation;  bombast;  as  the  rant 
  of  fanatics. 
  This  is  a  stoical  rant,  without  any  foundation  in  the 
  nature  of  man  or  reason  of  things  --Atterbury. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  bombastic  declamation  [syn:  {harangue},  {ranting}] 
  2:  pompous  or  pretentious  talk  or  writing  [syn:  {bombast},  {fustian}, 
  {claptrap},  {blah}] 
  v  :  talk  in  a  noisy,  excited,  or  declamatory  manner  [syn:  {mouth 
  off},  {jabber},  {spout},  {rabbit  on},  {rave}] 

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