rivulet

Part of speech: noun

A small brook; streamlet.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
  3. By the side of a little rivulet Gernois called the midday halt. - "The Return of Tarzan", Edgar Rice Burroughs.