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run-on

[ruhn-on, -awn] /ˈrʌnˌɒn, -ˌɔn/
adjective
1.
of or designating something that is added or run on:
a run-on entry in a dictionary.
2.
Prosody. (of a line of verse) having a thought that carries over to the next line, especially without a syntactical break.
noun
3.
run-on matter.
4.
Automotive. after-run.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; adj., noun use of verb phrase run on
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  • It's in run-on paragraphs that read as if they had been exhaled in one long breath.
  • Visualize storm water run-on and runoff flow patterns when reviewing the plans.
British Dictionary definitions for run-on

run on

verb (adverb)
1.
(intransitive) to continue without interruption
2.
to write with linked-up characters
3.
(printing) to compose text matter without indentation or paragraphing
noun
4.
(printing)
  1. text matter composed without indenting
  2. (as modifier): run-on text matter
5.
  1. a word added at the end of a dictionary entry whose meaning can be easily inferred from the definition of the headword
  2. (as modifier): a run-on entry
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Encyclopedia Article for run-on

enjambment

in prosody, the continuation of the sense of a phrase beyond the end of a line of verse. T.S. Eliot used enjambment in the opening lines of his poem The Waste Land:April is the cruelest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in forgetful snow, feeding A little life with dried tubers

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