from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small spring of water; a rill.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, minor spring.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A little spring.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little spring; a small stream.
Every little rill and springlet ran like a mill-tail, while the main stream rushed and roared, foaming, leaping, lashing, its volume increased fifty-fold.
E'en as from aëry heights of mountain springeth a springlet
Here I have killed them when there was ice thicker than a dollar on all the waters round about, and when you might see a thin and smoke-like mist boiling up from each springlet.
The biggest was the appearance of a small springlet, after a sudden downpour, in what we thought was a very dry basement.
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