Runagate to Running

(Run"a*gate) n. [F. renégat, Prov. renegat. LL. renegatus; confused with E. run and gate a way. See Renegade.] A fugitive; a vagabond; an apostate; a renegade. See Renegade. Bunyan.

Wretched runagates from the jail.
De Quincey.

Who has not been a runagate from duty?

(Run"a*way`) n.

1. One who, or that which, flees from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; a fugitive.

Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled?

2. The act of running away, esp. of a horse or teams; as, there was a runaway yesterday.

(Run"a*way`), a.

1. Running away; fleeing from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; as, runaway soldiers; a runaway horse.

2. Accomplished by running away or elopement, or during flight; as, a runaway marriage.

(Run*ca"tion) n. [L. runcatio, fr. runcare to weed out.] A weeding. [Obs.] Evelyn.

(Runch) n. (Bot.) The wild radish. Dr. Prior.

(Run"ci*nate) a. [L. runcinatus, p. p. of runcinare to plane off, fr. runcina a plane.] (Bot.) Pinnately cut with the lobes pointing downwards, as the leaf of the dandelion.

(Run"del) n. [Cf. Rindle.] A moat with water in it; also, a small stream; a runlet. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Run"del), n. [Cf. Rundle.] A circle. [Prov. Eng.]

(Run"dle) n. [E. round. Cf. Rondle.]

1. A round; a step of a ladder; a rung. Duppa.

2. A ball. [Obs.] Holland.

3. Something which rotates about an axis, as a wheel, or the drum of a capstan. "An axis or cylinder having a rundle about it." Bp. Wilkins.

4. (Mach.) One of the pins or trundles of a lantern wheel.

(Rund"let) n. [Dim. of OF. rondele a little tun, fr. rond round. See Round, and cf. Roundlet, Runlet.] A small barrel of no certain dimensions. It may contain from 3 to 20 gallons, but it usually holds about 14½ gallons. [Written also runlet.]

(Rune) n. [AS. run a rune, a secret, a mystery; akin to Icel. run, OHG. & Goth. runa a secret, secret colloquy, G. & Dan. rune rune, and probably to Gr. 'ereyna^n to search for. Cf. Roun to whisper.]

1. A letter, or character, belonging to the written language of the ancient Norsemen, or Scandinavians; in a wider sense, applied to the letters of the ancient nations of Northern Europe in general.

The Norsemen had a peculiar alphabet, consisting of sixteen letters, or characters, called runes, the origin of which is lost in the remotest antiquity. The signification of the word rune (mystery) seems to allude to the fact that originally only a few were acquainted with the use of these marks, and that they

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