runnel[ ruhn-l ]SEE DEFINITION OF runnel
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUNNEL
Just before him a runnel of water is gliding, and he bends his head to drink.
He had a narrow thread of solid path, and he forced me into a runnel.
When he came again it was on a dark day in November, and every runnel of the fens was swollen.
On our left was the gorge, down which tumbled the runnel of water which I have before mentioned.
I went up the field with the lane on my right, down which ran a runnel of water, from which doubtless the house derived its name.
The rock looked exactly like a huge whale lying on its side, with its back turned towards the runnel.
Thus it is possible that a runnel of the blood of "le grand monarque" tripped through Burton's veins.
It took me the whole day to reach the patch,—which I found indeed a forest—but not a rudiment of brook or runnel had I crossed!
There are little groves of bamboo and chestnut and willow; and a runnel of water is somewhere—I can hear it.
Peebles had disappeared; Dake lay in his rags on the ground; Runnel rocked slowly, like a pendulum, in his ceaseless pain.
"rivulet," 1570s, in Hakluyt, alteration of Middle English ryneil, from Old English rinelle, rynel, a diminutive of ryne "a stream" (see run (n.)).