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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In immediate succession; without break; consecutively: as, to win ten games at cards hand-running.

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Examples

  • Their wants were few -- a pint of beer at the end of the day, sipped in the semi-subterranean kitchen, a weekly paper to pore over for seven nights hand-running, and conversation as meditative and vacant as the chewing of a heifer's cud.

    THE SEA WIFE

  • "I've run across country, played quarter three seasons hand-running, and hardened myself in all manner of ways; and then I pilgrim it into this God-forsaken land and find myself an effeminate Athenian without the simplest rudiments of manhood!"

    GRIT OF WOMEN

  • The door opened and emitted Gunn for the second time hand-running, this time all the way.

    Cities In Flight

  • You've had it on your head for ten years, hand-running.

    Miss Lulu Bett

  • Caught in the pinch with a part sack of rice and a few pounds of dried apricots, rice and apricots was his menu three times a day for five days hand-running.

    Chapter 24

  • Moreover, some days later, the _Boreal_ had found herself in a bank of cod making away northward, millions of fish, for I saw them, and one afternoon caught three, hand-running, with the hook.

    The Purple Cloud

  • Their wants were few, -- a pint of beer at the end of the day, sipped in the semi-subterranean kitchen, a weekly paper to pore over for seven nights hand-running, and conversation as meditative and vacant as the chewing of a heifer's cud.

    The Sea Wife

  • I told her, "he stated sweepingly," that you'd been on a big jamboree and had licked fourteen men hand-running.

    The Uphill Climb

  • Why did you say they wouldn't both be likely to have accidents hand-running?

    The Quirt

  • Sharlee, with all the other boarding-places there are and that room standing empty for two months hand-running, and then for three months before that, before Miss Catlett, I mean.

    Queed

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