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,

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 the ice.

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.

(Run"ning) a.

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 conquest." Milton.

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

5. (Bot.) Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine.

6. (Med.) Discharging pus; as, a running sore.

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