runners


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runners

a defective gait in foxhounds in which affected animals are unable to gallop or jump fences.
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Nicholas set off, following the first sleigh; behind him the others moved noisily, their runners squeaking.
heir,' who standing on the runners was hanging on at the back of the sledge.
If you want to eat and drink, order the victuals at once," replied one of the runners, sulkily.
The runners were on their way to the starting-place.
The load quivered, and from under the runners arose a crisp crackling.
Tartar, with a wave of his hand and the deftness of a cat, had already dipped through his scuttle of scarlet runners without breaking a leaf, and 'gone below.
The revolver was fired, and the five runners were off and away.
The news had been brought, toward the decline of a day in midsummer, by an Indian runner, who also bore an urgent request from Munro, the commander of a work on the shore of the "holy lake," for a speedy and powerful reinforcement.
All the time he was jerking out these phrases he was stumping up and down the tavern on his crutch, slapping tables with his hand, and giving such a show of excitement as would have convinced an Old Bailey judge or a Bow Street runner.
I am a runner,' answered he; 'and so that I shall not go too quickly, I have unstrapped one leg; when I run with two legs, I go faster than a bird flies.
Furthermore, I could see from the shortness of his legs that the brute himself was no jumper and probably no runner.
She did not know that a runner had been dispatched to the distant village of The Sheik to barter with him for a ransom.