In a set of three, stronger siblings often force the runt of a litter to die of starvation within its first year.
He had been the runt , and the animal shelter was only barely able to save him.
If it was the runt of the litter I imagine the hamster would be bigger than that - say three or four inches.
The runt of the Kennedy litter, he was too small to be a football player and far from a good student.
Only one brother remained - Henry's youngest son John, unkindly described by historians as the runt of the Angevin litter, whom Henry had only entrusted with the lordship of Ireland, still a frontier land in the Angevin territories.
Growing up in the projects of East Boston, he was the runt of a litter of eight children, all born within a span of 12 years.
He's very small, owing to the fact that he was the runt of the litter; he doesn't seem to care too much about his size though.
Do not choose the runt of the litter or that cute frail baby.
She said: ‘She was a runt and my husband saved her and brought her home in September.’
She will not have any puppies, as her birth did not allow for her to; she was the runt of the litter.