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Running Thursday


In the beginning of the reign of William III. a rumour ran that the French and Irish Papists had landed; a terrible panic ensued, and the people betook themselves to the country, running for their lives. Joseph Perry says: “I was dismally affrighted the day called Running Thursday. It was that day the report reached our town, and I expected to be killed” (his Life). The day in question was Thursday, Dec. 13, 1688.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Run a Rig (To)
Run Riot (To)
Run Thin (To)
Run a Man Down (To)
Run of the House (The)
Runs may Read (He that)
Running Footman
Running Leather
Running Thursday
Running Water
Running the Hood
Runcible Spoon (A)
Runic Rhymes
Runic Wands
Rupert of Debate
Rupert’s Balls