Runner


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Runner

1. See: Book runner.

2. See: Running broker.

3. See: Front runner.
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Then the runner got a pitcher, and the King's daughter another, and they began to run at the same time; but in a moment, when the King's daughter was only just a little way off, no spectator could see the runner, and it seemed as if the wind had whistled past.
And I'll get the handcuffs," said the other runner, searching his coat-pockets.
The next day the Swedes set out for Kovudoo's village bent on securing possession of the person of the white girl whom Kovudoo's runner had told them lay captive in the chief's village.
Another sort of quality is that in virtue of which, for example, we call men good boxers or runners, or healthy or sickly: in fact it includes all those terms which refer to inborn capacity or incapacity.
Send a runner at once to Achmet Zek with this," he instructed the head man.
His eyes fell on the still, upright, and rigid form of the "Indian runner," who had borne to the camp the unwelcome tidings of the preceding evening.
heir,' who standing on the runners was hanging on at the back of the sledge.
The old count's troyka, with Dimmler and his party, started forward, squeaking on its runners as though freezing to the snow, its deep-toned bell clanging.
The load quivered, and from under the runners arose a crisp crackling.
At daylight the next morning, the runners again took the field, with similar success; and, after an interval of repose made their third and last chase, about twelve o'clock; for by this time, Wyeth's party was in sight.
From sending messages he came to making direct speech to the kite--without, however, ceasing to send the runners.
After the two runners he is the most important personage on the ground.