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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUNLET

A frog was croaking in a runlet; there was a faint spicy scent of lemons.

Step to the boat, Soto, and bring us that runlet of Hollands.

Pass the runlet; and at its third round, I'll tell you why we came.

Bradford also mentions the filling of a "runlet" with water at the Cape.

"Let us bathe our faces and heads in the runlet," he suggested urgently.

In the field beside a runlet grew masses of purple ironweed.

She heard a faint noise from the runlet of water in front of the camp.

Sure Ill goanything for excitementI can runlet me steerblow up a tirewhoop!

Even in coldest weather, the runlet never froze, and its banks were always free of snow.

Green grass, rather than goldenrod, lined its length and at no place was the runlet more than four inches wide or two deep.

WORD ORIGIN

"rivulet," 1570s, in Hakluyt, alteration of Middle English ryneil, from Old English rinelle, rynel, a diminutive of ryne "a stream" (see run (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RUNLET

rivulet

nounsmall river
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