driblet


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drib·let

 (drĭb′lĭt)
n.
1. A tiny falling drop of liquid.
2. A small amount or portion.

[From obsolete drib, to fall in drops, alteration of drip.]

driblet

(ˈdrɪblɪt) or

dribblet

n
a small quantity or amount, as of liquid
[C17: from obsolete drib to fall bit by bit + -let]

drib•let

(ˈdrɪb lɪt)

n.
1. a small portion or part, as a drop of liquid.
2. a small or petty sum.
[1590–1600; obsolete drib (v.) (see dribble) + -let]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.driblet - a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)driblet - a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); "he had a drop too much to drink"; "a drop of each sample was analyzed"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man"; "years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling
tear, teardrop - a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes"
raindrop - a drop of rain
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
droplet - a tiny drop
eyedrop, eye-drop - a drop from an eye dropper

driblet

noun
A quantity of liquid falling or resting in a spherical mass:
Translations

driblet

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driblet

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References in classic literature ?
I have a little money of my own from my mother's estate, which my father sends me by driblets.
Give out by driblets, and never inquire for odds and ends,--it isn't best.
Until then the nose of the chevalier was ever delicate and nice; never had a damp black blotch, nor an amber drop fall from it; but now that nose, smeared with tobacco around the nostrils, degraded by the driblets which took advantage of the natural gutter placed between itself and the upper lip,--that nose, which no longer cared to seem agreeable, revealed the infinite pains which the chevalier had formerly taken with his person, and made observers comprehend, by the extent of its degradation, the greatness and persistence of the man's designs upon Mademoiselle Cormon.
Why, if this bubble hadn't broken now," he said, tearing the letter he had written into fragments and moodily casting them away, by driblets, "how could I have gone abroad?
Driblets of water trickled from a dilapidated fountain in the middle.
Some minutes before midday the first driblets of metal began to flow; the reservoirs filled little by little; and, by the time that the whole melting was completely accomplished, it was kept in abeyance for a few minutes in order to facilitate the separation of foreign substances.
It is these little driblets, distributed among too many, that do the harm.
The pin tip opening in his heart enough/to let in a driblet of red.
A craggy brown pod resembling a small coconut topped with a petrified shiny white driblet, as if it spurted and froze in motion, is mounted like an archetypal Orthodox mitre on an organic handbuilt form.
The fair is open to all and starts with the Turkey Driblet Contest at 10 a.
You can have egg on your face because you did something embarrassing, like leaving a yellow driblet of egg on your chin.