streamlet

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From stream +‎ -let.

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streamlet (plural streamlets)

  1. A small stream.
    • 1637, Philemon Holland (translator), Britain by William Camden, London: George Latham, “Kent,” p. 330,[1]
      Then the river Medway, branching it selfe into five streamlets, is joyned with as many stone Bridges []
    • 1803, Robert Charles Dallas, The History of the Maroons, London: Longman & Rees, Volume 1, Preface, p. iii,[2]
      [] the eye, after poring over the unbounded expanse of the ocean, is releaved and delighted by a streamlet and a dell.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 19:
      I wanted to jog in leisurely fashion through the green fields and chestnut avenues, over the rushing bubbling streamlets, to join Sylvie.

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