To run a rig
Rig Rig, n. [Cf. {Wriggle}.] 1. A romp; a wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct. [Obs.] --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic. [1913 Webster]

3. A blast of wind. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright. [1913 Webster]

That uncertain season before the rigs of Michaelmas were yet well composed. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

{To run a rig}, to play a trick; to engage in a frolic; to do something strange and unbecoming. [1913 Webster]

He little dreamt when he set out Of running such a rig. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


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