American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small brook; a rivulet.
- n. A long narrow straight valley on the moon's surface.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small brook; a rivulet; a streamlet.
- n. A deep, winding valley on the moon.
- To flow in a small stream or rill; run in streamlets; purl.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A very small brook; a streamlet.
- n. (Astron.) See Rille.
- v. rare To run a small stream.
- n. a small stream
- n. a small channel (as one formed by soil erosion)
- Low German rille or Dutch ril, running stream. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Brunswick are to her what the railroads are now to other countries: and richly is she blessed with sparkling waters from the diamond flashings of the mountain rill to the still calm beauty of the sheltered lake, the silvery streams, the sweeping river, and the unfrozen width of the winter harbour of her noble bay.”
“She was not sure whether a rill was a fountain or a stream, so she decided, as there was no dictionary convenient, to think of it as like the creek where it crossed the road at the foot of Red Hill.”
“By the third rill, which is an inpouring heat, the supreme will has been enkindled in tranquil love, and has been endowed with great riches.”
“By the first rill, which is a simple light, the memory has been lifted above sensible images, and has been grounded and established in the unity of the spirit.”
“By the second rill, which is an inflowing light, understanding and reason have been enlightened, to know the diverse ways of virtue and of practice, and discern the mysteries of the Scriptures.”
“I never had any what you might call rill pleasure excep 'walkin' in the Depot Woods.”
“Straight through the heart of this little oasis trickled a streamlet across which the Willow jumped with Baree under her arm, and on the edge of the rill was a small wigwam made of freshly cut spruce and balsam boughs.”
“It finds its most economical field where the dip of the stope floor is over 45°, when waste and ore, with the help of the "rill," will flow to their destination.”
“In cases of dips over 40º the greatest advantage in "rill" stoping arises from the possibility of pouring filling or timber into the stope from above with less handling, because the ore and material will run down the sides of the pyramid (Figs. 32 and 34).”
“-- A combined stope is made by the coincident working of the underhand and "rill" method (Fig. 27).”
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