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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Run·ning a.
 1. Moving or advancing by running. Specifically, of a horse: (a) Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer. (b) trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse.
 2. Successive; one following the other without break or intervention; -- said of periods of time; as, to be away two days running; to sow land two years running.
 3. Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.
 4. Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation. “A running conquest.”
    What are art and science if not a running commentary on Nature?   --Hare.
 5. Bot. Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine.
 6. Med. Discharging pus; as, a running sore.
 Running block Mech., a block in an arrangement of pulleys which rises or sinks with the weight which is raised or lowered.
 Running board, a narrow platform extending along the side of a locomotive.
 Running bowsprit Naut. Same as Reefing bowsprit.
 Running days Com., the consecutive days occupied on a voyage under a charter party, including Sundays and not limited to the working days. --Simmonds.
 Running fire, a constant fire of musketry or cannon.
 Running gear, the wheels and axles of a vehicle, and their attachments, in distinction from the body; all the working parts of a locomotive or other machine, in distinction from the framework.
 Running hand, a style of rapid writing in which the letters are usually slanted and the words formed without lifting the pen; -- distinguished from round hand.
 Running part Naut., that part of a rope that is hauled upon, -- in distinction from the standing part.
 Running rigging Naut., that part of a ship's rigging or ropes which passes through blocks, etc.; -- in distinction from standing rigging.
 Running title Print., the title of a book or chapter continued from page to page on the upper margin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 running hand
      n : rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and
          cursively connected within words without lifting the
          writing implement from the paper [syn: longhand, cursive,
           cursive script]