running hand


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running hand

n.
Handwriting done rapidly without lifting the pen from the paper.
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Noun1.running hand - rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paperrunning hand - rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
minuscule - a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts
copperplate - a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings
italic - a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right
round hand - a clearly written style of longhand with large round curves
handwriting, script, hand - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
References in classic literature ?
Neither too rounded nor too fine, it is a running hand, yet always suitable.
Alice never could quite make out, in thinking it over afterwards, how it was that they began: all she remembers is, that they were running hand in hand, and the Queen went so fast that it was all she could do to keep up with her: and still the Queen kept crying 'Faster
This they undertook to do, by main strength and sweat, running hand over hand the float-line of a net.
contained in one page), with the estimates bracketed, the captions in a running hand, and the sub-titles in a round one.