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Finley is a 6th overall bantam pick who played in his first game Friday.
There were large chickens, Asiatic chickens, and game bantams.
Rapp, played by Dylan O’Brien (who has the bearing, manner and vocal inflections of a bantam Mark Wahlberg), is young, but not really a fresh face.
Walter’s big regret was letting 15-year-old Stephen go to the rough-and-tumble Western Hockey League when he was drafted third over all in the 1995 W.H.L. bantam draft.
The feed buckets in the hen house are labeled with green and yellow Dunes Learning Center stickers, and three types of hens — Rhode Island red, barred rock and bantam white —cluck in the hen house and the adjacent fenced yard.
An officer responding to a report of a chicken running through an intersection was able to capture the black bantam rooster.
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Origin and Etymology of bantam
First Known Use: 1740See Words from the same year
Examples of bantam in a Sentence
a bantam comedian who is known to fellow performers for his oversize ego
First Known Use of bantam
diminutive, dinky, dwarfish, fine, Lilliputian, little, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), puny, pygmy, shrimpy, slight, small, smallish, subnormal, toylike, undersized (also undersize);
big, biggish, considerable, goodly, grand, great, handsome, husky, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, outsize (also outsized), overscale (or overscaled), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, whacking, whopping;
cavernous, colossal, elephantine, enormous, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, gross, herculean, heroic (also heroical), huge, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, mammoth, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, prodigious, staggering, stupendous, titanic, tremendous, vast;
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