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hand-running

[hand-ruhn-ing]
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adverb
  1. in unbroken succession; consecutively.
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Origin of hand-running

First recorded in 1820–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • 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

  • 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

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

    The Destroying Angel

    Louis Joseph Vance