runnel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n runnel a small stream
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Runnel A rivulet or small brook. "Bubbling runnels joined the sound.""By the very sides of the way . . . there are slow runnels , in which one can see the minnows swimming."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n runnel A rivulet or small brook.
    • n runnel An open channel for a small stream of water or other liquid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Runnel a little run or stream: a brook
    • n Runnel run′el a little brook.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Run. Cf. Rindle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rynel, dim. of ryne, a stream—rinnan, to run.

Usage

In literature:

Every day the hillside runnels grew in strength.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The runnel, like the greater stream below, had many voices.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Just before him a runnel of water is gliding, and he bends his head to drink.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester
Runnels and rivulets became roaring torrents, roads became rivers.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
Amongst the best of these is the "wiregrass," found in woods, growing especially over runnels in those localities.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
Only that long, curving runnel of the brook again accompanied the silence.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
W. H. Bolster, Wiscasset; W. T. C. Runnels, Searsport; Rev.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
Runnels of sweat ran down his flesh and shot from the muscles leaping beneath his swart hide.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
He had a narrow thread of solid path, and he forced me into a runnel.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
One has to be continually on guard for these runnels.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
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In poetry:

Where Autumn runnels fret and foam
Past banks of amber fern,
Since track was none I chanced to roam
Along a Border burn.
"A Border Burn" by Alfred Austin
Hush! my parched ears what runnels slake?
Is a thrush gurgling from the brake?
Has Spring, on all the breezes blown,
At length arrived?
"On Receiving A Copy Of Mr. Austin's 'Old World Idylls'" by James Russell Lowell
The common fields, the darkening woods,
The silver runnels and blue skies,
He mused of in his solitudes
And gazed on with a lover's eyes.
"Rhyme of my Playmate" by Alice Cary
He whispered, "Labour, O Creature."
The wide-horned head was set;
The runnels came from eyes, nose and mouth;
The thick hide was all sweat.
"The Ballad Of Downal Baun" by Padraic Colum
"Then wipe the sweat from brow and cheek."
It runnels forth afresh, my lord.
"Uphold me—for the flesh is weak."
You've finished with the Flesh, my lord!
"Heriot's Ford" by Rudyard Kipling
Or the slow-rising and most summery hum
Of gorgeous insects that at times might come
Over the runnel and so voyage by,
Or the light footfall on the farther brink
Of some wild creature, from its covert nigh
Just venturing forth to drink:
"A Poet's Home" by Charles Harpur

In news:

Mayor Holden talks local government to students at Runnel 's.
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Students at the Runnel 's School were eager to learn about the city government this morning from Mayor Kip Holden.
The News-Press staff writer Charles Runnells takes an awkward leap into the world of acting with a two-month class, and he lives to tell the tale.
Henry Carpenter Dearborn, 97, died on Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012, at Runnels Specialized Hospital, Berkeley Heights.
BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — The third grade class at Runnels Elementary School took a trip around the world without ever leaving the classroom.
Mayor Holden talks local government to students at Runnel's.
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Students at the Runnel's School were eager to learn about the city government this morning from Mayor Kip Holden .
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Students at the Runnel's School were eager to learn about the city government this morning from Mayor Kip Holden .
Merced resident and Korean War veteran Fred Runnells, 82, lived to tell about one of the war's most infamous battles -- the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Students at the Runnel's School were eager to learn about the city government this morning from Mayor Kip Holden.
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Students at the Runnel's School were eager to learn about the city government this morning from Mayor Kip Holden.
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Kids at Runnels gained a fun learning activity from the Baton Rouge Police Department today.
Runnels, an archaeology professor who teaches a course on historical myths and mysteries, recalled reading similar doomsday scenarios spelled out in newspaper stories when he was a child.
The LEAP Foundation and Dr Scott Runnels' Mississippi Medical Rescue Team.
Cole, Runnells in running for Rockies ' managerial job.
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In science:

Runnels, in Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, edited by C.
Phase diagram of random lattice gases in the annealed limit
Runnels, L.K. and Lebowitz, J.L. (1974) Phase transitions of a multicomponent Widom– Rowlinson model, J.
The random geometry of equilibrium phases
Runnels, in Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, edited by C.
Lattice models of disorder with order
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