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runnel

[ ruhn-l ]SEE DEFINITION OF runnel
  • as inrace
  • as inriver
  • as instream
  • as inbrook
  • as inrill
  • as inrivulet
  • as increek
  • as ingutter

Synonyms for runnel

  • run
  • branch
  • brook
  • creek
  • duct
  • gill
  • raceway
  • rill
  • rivulet
  • sluice
  • tide
  • rindle
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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.

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 RUNNEL

brook

nounstream of water
  • beck
  • branch
  • burn
  • creek
  • rill
  • rindle
  • river
  • rivulet
  • run
  • runnel
  • streamlet
  • watercourse

race

nounstream, river
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