consisting of or set down in runes:
having some secret or mysterious meaning:
(of ornamental knots, figures, etc.) of an interlaced form seen on ancient monuments, metalwork, etc., of the northern European peoples.
of the ancient Scandinavian class or type, as literature or poetry.
Obscure, consisting of runes.
VMS fans sometimes refer to Unix as “RUnix”. Unix fans return the compliment by expanding VMS to “Very Messy Syntax” or “Vachement Mauvais Systeme” (French; literally “Cowlike Bad System”, idiomatically “Bitchy Bad System”).
noun 1. a quarrel; argument. 2. Printing. matter that is added to a text, especially without indenting for a new paragraph. adjective 3. Printing. added to a text without indenting. run-in
- Run in the blood
Also, run in the family. Be characteristic of a family or passed on from one generation to the next, as in That happy-go-lucky trait runs in the blood, or Big ears run in the family. The first term dates from the early 1600s, the second from the late 1700s.
- Run into a buzz saw
run into a buzz saw
- Run into a stone wall
Also, run into a brick wall. Encounter an insurmountable barrier to progress, as in We tried to get faster approval from the town and ran into a stone wall, or For Allan, learning a foreign language amounted to running into a brick wall.