What does the word rill mean?

Usage examples for rill

  1. The Romish scheme is preposterous;- it puts the rill before the spring. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  2. The rill ran a little way on my grounds, then crept under the fence and skirted my western boundary for several hundred yards. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  3. But the place was clean, and the spring that rose in the center of the trees and trickled itself into a reed- bordered rill, was cold. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard