Rillet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rillet A little rill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rillet A little rill; a brook; a rivulet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Rillet (Tenn.) a rivulet, a little rill
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low Ger. rille, a channel; Ger. rille, a furrow.

Usage

In literature:

I hear the red rillet as it flows into the rustic glass; I see the purple light upon the hills.
"The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft" by George Gissing
The rillet of music ran out.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
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In poetry:

Crowning her with amorous clusters;
Pouring down her sloping back
Fresh-born wines in glittering rillets,
Following her in crimson track.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
And here from bank, and there from bed,
Down the mad rillet's jubilant lymph,
The lavish violet's odors shed
In breathings of a fountain nymph.
"An Antique" by Madison Julius Cawein
Over the fields of millet
A young bird tries its wings;
And sweet as a woodland rillet,
Its first wild music rings--
Soul of my soul, where the meadows roll
What is the song it sings?
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Lamb Rillete with White Beans and Veal Chops.
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