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Running Water


No enchantment can subsist in a living stream; if, therefore, a person can interpose a brook betwixt himself and the witches, sprites, or goblins chasing him, he is in perfect safety. Burnsʹ tale of Tam oʹShanter turns upon this superstition.

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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 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
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Rupert’s Balls
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