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 Running Thursday.Running the Hood. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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. Burns’ tale of Tam o’Shanter turns upon this superstition.   1

 Running Thursday.Running the Hood. 

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