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[hand-ruhn-ing] /ˈhændˈrʌn ɪŋ/
in unbroken succession; consecutively.
Origin of hand-running
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They celebrate for two weeks, hand-running, just like the Jews of Barbary.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • There, the very first week he was gone, she went out three nights hand-running with that feather man from St. Louis.

    The Rosie World Parker Fillmore
  • Why, I rowed with the Crew three years hand-running—not a sign of anything wrong with me!

    The Destroying Angel Louis Joseph Vance
  • It could not be for lack of the bath; he had already slept well without it too many nights hand-running.

    Gideon's Band George W. Cable

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