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  • n. Plural form of rill.


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  • They are leaving far behind them heathery moor and mountain rills,

    The Four Winds of Eirinn

  • Through these valleys wander ever beautiful rivers, carrying the bright sparkling waters from the mountain rills and snows.

    The Congress of Women: Held in the Woman's Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, U. S. A., 1893, With Portraits, Biographies and Addresses

  • The battle waxed fierce and fell, the blood ran in rills, nor did they cease to wage war with lunge of lance and sway of sword in lustiest way, till the day darkened and the night starkened, when the drums beat the retreat and the two hosts drew asunder. 59 Now the Moslems were evilly entreated that day by reason of the riders on elephants and giraffes,60 and many of them were killed and most of the rest were wounded.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • A verse of Horace with which Dr. Orkborne was opening his answer, was stopt short, by the eager manner in which Lynmere re-seized his bread with one hand, while, with the other, to the great discomposure of the exact Miss Margland, he stretched forth for the tea-pot, to pour out a bason of tea; not ceasing the libation till the saucer itself, overcharged, sent his beverage in trickling rills from the tablecloth to the floor.

    Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth

  • When Gharib heard his father’s name, the tears railed from his eyes in rills and he looked at the messenger and said, “What is thy name?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The champions fought and heads flew from trunks and the blood ran in rills; nor did brand leave to play and blood to flow and battle fire to flow, till the murk o’ night came, when the two hosts drew apart and, alighting from their steeds rested upon the field by the fires they had kindled.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The second simulator mimics surface water flows called rills - gullies where water concentrates to form a flow channel.

    Sierra Sun - Top Stories

  • Anna winced at the word "rills," but she felt the word was Germanic in origin, and should help " she hoped " in a world where song seemed to have its roots in a similar tongue.

    The Soprano Sorceress

  • She had even caught a phrase, -- "The lazy line of the watchful hills," it was, -- and she was trying to fit it into a verse, and to find something beside "rills" that would rhyme with "hills."

    Jean of the Lazy A

  • Then there are deep, narrow, crooked "rills" which may have been water-courses; also "clefts" about half a mile wide, and often hundreds of miles long, like deep cracks in the surface going straight through mountain and valley.

    History of Astronomy


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  • How lofty, sweet Afton, thy neighbouring hills,

    Far mark'd with the courses of clear, winding rills!

    There daily I wander, as noon rises high

    My flock and my Mary's sweet cot in my eye.

    September 19, 2009