6. (Bot.) A slender trailing branch which takes root at the joints or end and there forms new plants, as
in the strawberry and the common cinquefoil.
7. The rotating stone of a set of millstones.
8. (Naut.) A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle. Totten.
9. One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on
10. (Founding) (a) A horizontal channel in a mold, through which the metal flows to the cavity formed
by the pattern; also, the waste metal left in such a channel. (b) A trough or channel for leading molten
metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed.
11. The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached.
12. (Zoöl.) A food fish (Elagatis pinnulatus) of Florida and the West Indies; called also skipjack, shoemaker,
and yellowtail. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water.
13. (Zoöl.) Any cursorial bird.
14. (Mech.) (a) A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone. (b) A tool
on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding.
(Run"net) n. See Rennet.
1. 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. Law.
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. "A running
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.
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,