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rill

also rille  (rĭl)
n.
1. A small brook; a rivulet.
2. Variant of rille.

[Low German rille or Dutch ril, running stream; see rei- in Indo-European roots.]

rill

(rɪl)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a brook or stream; rivulet
2. (Physical Geography) a small channel or gulley, such as one formed during soil erosion
3. (Astronomy) Also: rille one of many winding cracks on the moon
[C15: from Low German rille; related to Dutch ril]

rill1

(rɪl)

n.
a small rivulet or brook.
[1530–40; < Dutch or Low German; compare Frisian ril]

rill2

or rille

(rɪl)

n.
any of certain long, narrow trenches or valleys observed on the surface of the moon.
[1885–90; < German Rille; see rill1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rill - a small streamrill - a small stream      
stream, watercourse - a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
2.rill - a small channel (as one formed by soil erosion)
channel - a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels; "the ship went aground in the channel"
Translations

rill

[rɪl] N (= liter) → arroyo m, riachuelo m

rill

n (poet)Bächlein nt
References in classic literature ?
At length Uncas, whose activity had enabled him to achieve his portion of the task the soonest, raked the earth across the turbid little rill which ran from the spring, and diverted its course into another channel.
I discerned in the course of the morning that Thornfield Hall was a changed place: no longer silent as a church, it echoed every hour or two to a knock at the door, or a clang of the bell; steps, too, often traversed the hall, and new voices spoke in different keys below; a rill from the outer world was flowing through it; it had a master: for my part, I liked it better.
I felt assured now of what it was, and from the bottom of my heart I pitied this last feeble rill from the great flood of humanity.
For two days, therefore, the poor weather-worn voyagers kept quiet, and either staid on board of their vessel, or merely crept along under the cliffs that bordered the shore; and to keep themselves alive, they dug shellfish out of the sand, and sought for any little rill of fresh water that might be running towards the sea.
This gorge was dammed and the waters of the lake collected: the Susquehanna was converted into a rill.
Her spirit gushed out before him like a fresh rill that was just catching its first glimpse of the sunlight and wondering at the reflections of earth and sky which were flung into its bosom.
nothing earthly save the thrill Of melody in woodland rill - Or (music of the passion-hearted) Joy's voice so peacefully departed That like the murmur in the shell, Its echo dwelleth and will dwell - Oh, nothing of the dross of ours - Yet all the beauty - all the flowers That list our Love, and deck our bowers - Adorn yon world afar, afar - The wandering star.
Aramis, a voice within me speaks and seems to trickle forth a rill of light within my darkness: it is a voice that has never yet deceived me.
Hence he determined to abandon himself to the stream of feeling, and perhaps was surprised to find what an exceedingly shallow rill it was.
Martin, the country presented its usual dull brown appearance; but here, a very small rill of water produces a most refreshing margin of luxuriant vegetation.
It grows as steadily as the rill oozes out of the ground.
Bhaer considered her the most beautiful woman living, and she found him more `Jove-like" than ever, though his hatbrim was quite limp with the little rills trickling thence upon his shoulders (for he held the umbrella all over Jo), and every finger of his gloves needed mending.