Running block
Running 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand. [1913 Webster]

4. Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation. ``A running conquest.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

What are art and science if not a running commentary on Nature? --Hare. [1913 Webster]

5. (Bot.) Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine. [1913 Webster]

6. (Med.) Discharging pus; as, a running sore. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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