Run"ner (?), n. [From Run.]
One who, or that which, runs; a racer.
One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc.
A slender trailing branch which takes root at the joints or end and there forms new plants, as in the strawberry and the common cinquefoil.
The rotating stone of a set of millstones.
A rope through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle.
One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice.
10. Founding (a)
A horizontal channel in a mold, through which the metal flows to the cavity formed by the pattern; also, the waste metal left in such a channel.
A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed.
The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached.
A food fish (Elagatis pinnulatis) of Florida and the West Indies; -- called also skipjack, shoemaker, and yellowtail. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water.
Any cursorial bird.
14. Mech. (a)
A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone.
A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding.
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