Running

Definition of Running

Run´ning
a.1.Moving or advancing by running.
2.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.
3.Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.
4.Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation.
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.
Running bowsprit
(Naut.) Same as Reefing bowsprit.
Running days
(Com.) the consecutive days occupied on a voyage under a charter party, including Sundays and not limited to the working days.
Running fire
a constant fire of musketry or cannon.
- Simmonds.
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.; - in distinction from standing rigging.
Running title
(Print.) the title of a book or chapter continued from page to page on the upper margin.
n.1.The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow.
2.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.
3.The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.
At long running
in the long run.
- Jer. Taylor.

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