rillet

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rill (small stream”, “brook”, “rivulet) + either -et or -let

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rillet (plural rillets)

  1. A little rill.
    • 1953, Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation (1971 Panther Books Ltd publication), part II: “Search by the Foundation”, chapter 8: ‘Seldon’s Plan’, page 86, ¶ 1
      First, a pearly white, unrelieved, then a trace of faint darkness here and there, and finally, the fine neatly printed equations in black, with an occasional red hairline that wavered through the darker forest like a staggering rillet.
    From the green rivage many a fall / Of diamond rillets musical. — Tennyson.