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 Running Leather.Running Water. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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.   1

 Running Leather.Running Water. 


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