hand-running

[ hand-ruhn-ing ]
/ ˈhændˈrʌn ɪŋ /

adverb

in unbroken succession; consecutively.

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Origin of hand-running

First recorded in 1820–30; extension of “in the run of a hand,” a reference to a card player receiving several good cards in a single deal, and implying quick succession
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Example sentences from the Web for hand-running

  • 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