Running part

(Naut.) that part of a rope that is hauled upon, - in distinction from the standing part.

See also: Running

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This would not do for a draw-knife, so he laid hold of the running part, hove taut, and made fast.
Charging around Beijing on his bike, running part of the marathon course in the boiling heat in the interests of journalism as well as his obligatory daily visits to the gym.
In the former case, the running-part may be striped black; and in the latter case, gold striping may be put on the running part, and on the body a fine gold line in place of the canary yellow.
In a newsletter story announcing the decision, the school stated, "The running part of this activity is healthy and encouraged; however, in this game, there is a `victim' or `It,' which creates a self-esteem issue.
Private companies now running parts of the system are having their contracts cut short by the Government because of what one MP has described as the "mess" into which the service has run.
Also, molders running parts with dissimilar colors can rectify throughput imbalances.