American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rivulet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little rivulet or stream; a runnel.
- n. See rundlet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A little run or stream; a streamlet; a brook.
- n. Same as rundlet.
- From Middle English, from Old French rondelet ("roundlet"). More at roundlet. (Wiktionary)
“Bradford also mentions the filling of a "runlet" with water at the Cape.”
“The wine was excellent, notwithstanding its having been brought in a runlet from Edinburgh; and the habits of the Marquis, when engaged with such good cheer, were somewhat sedentary.”
“I wonder whether your little runlet of wedding peace is better than the raging torrent of my love!”
“He did not recognise that this tiniest runlet which fell back at once was of the same element as the tidal wave which had swept over him yesternight.”
“He halted at a little runlet among the fields, and considered the hoof-pitted bank.”
“From this rock a silver runlet issued into the sunlight.”
“The twelfth, a runlet of unpolished gold, covered with a small vine of large Indian pearl of Topiarian work.”
“A single runlet of blood, incredibly bright in the gray day, slipped from the comer of his mouth.”
“As I knotted my choice into a square of seal-foam, Valcyr came walking, with that particular sure-footed daintiness of her species, along the bank of the small runlet.”
“Then Red-Cap bobbed away at a corner cupboard, until he extracted therefrom a small keg or runlet of St. Croix rum of most ripe age and choice flavor, some of which, by an adroit and experienced crook of the elbow, he managed to insinuate into the milk, which, with a little brown sugar, he stirred up carefully and deliberately with a large spoon,”
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