What does the word rivulet mean?

Usage examples for rivulet

  1. I strictly concealed this fact from him, however, and gave him to understand that there was not a well, brook, or rivulet, for forty miles on either side of us. – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  2. They stood by the little rivulet, and he showed her how the water came from the spring above; the old well- head where the cattle drank; how it took its course merrily through the woods, till at the bottom of the valley below it grew into a wide stream. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  3. By the side of a little rivulet Gernois called the midday halt. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs