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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIVULET

Then they took their way under the trees, alongside the little Longchamp rivulet.

On seeing the rivulet, he hesitated for a moment, and then followed its course.

But near the rivulet yonder stands a fox sniffing the morning air.

"Presumptuous that I am," said he to the rivulet, to contradict himself the next moment.

The tall plumes of the canes, new-born, by the side of every stream and rivulet.

A little further, and the bed of the rivulet ended in the same fashion.

It flows into a small pool, and is then lost, being too small to form a rivulet.

Presently they came to a shelf of rock which overlooked the valley of the rivulet.

It was far away in the northern wilderness, east of the Mississippi, which majestic stream had there dwindled into a rivulet.

Every creek was a rushing river and every rivulet a raging torrent.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo, itself a diminutive of rivo "brook," from Latin rivus "stream, brook," from PIE *reiwos, literally "that which flows," from root *reie- "to flow, run" (see Rhine).

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