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Run"ning (?), a.


Moving or advancing by running.

Specifically, of a horse; (a)

Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer

. (b)

trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse.



Successive; one following the other without break or intervention; -- said of periods of time; as, to be away two days running; to sow land two years running.


Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.


Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation.

"A running conquest."


What are art and science if not a running commentary on Nature? Hare.

5. Bot.

Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine.

6. med.

Discharging pus; as, a running sore.

Running block Mech., a block in an arrangement of pulleys which rises or sinks with the weight which is raised or lowered. -- Running board, a narrow platform extending along the side of a locomotive.<-- or automobile(pre-1960) --> -- Running bowsprit Naut. Same as Reefing bowsprit. -- Running days Com., the consecutive days occupied on a voyage under working days. Simmonds. -- Running fire, a constant fire of musketry or cannon. -- Running gear, the wheels and axles of a vehicle, and their attachments, in distinction from the body; all the working parts of a locomotive or other machine, in distinction from the framework. -- Running hand, a style of rapid writing in which the letters are usually slanted and the words formed without lifting the pen; -- distinguished from round hand. -- Running part Naut., that part of a rope that is hauled upon, -- in distinction from the standing part. -- Running rigging Naut., that part of a ship's rigging or ropes which passes through blocks, etc.; -- is distinction from standing rigging. -- Running title Print., the title of a book or chapter continued from page to page on the upper margin.<-- it may be different, for conciseness, from the title on the first page. -->


© Webster 1913.

Run"ning, n.

The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow.


That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which flows in a certain time or during a certain operation; as, the first running of a still.


The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.

At long running, in the long run. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.


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