runlet

run·let

 (rŭn′lĭt)
n.
A rivulet.

runlet

(ˈrʌnlɪt)
n
(Brewing) archaic a cask for wine, beer, etc
[C14: from Old French rondelet roundlet]
Translations

runlet

[ˈrʌnlɪt] N runnel [ˈrʌnl] Narroyuelo m
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I did step into the cellarage to see what might be rescued there; for though a cup of burnt wine, with spice, be an evening's drought for an emperor, it were waste, methought, to let so much good liquor be mulled at once; and I had caught up one runlet of sack, and was coming to call more aid among these lazy knaves, who are ever to seek when a good deed is to be done, when I was avised of a strong door Aha
We can bear witness,'' said Gilbert; ``for when we had cleared away the ruin, and by Saint Dunstan's help lighted upon the dungeon stair, we found the runlet of sack half empty, the Jew half dead, and the Friar more than half exhausted, as he calls it.
He halted at a little runlet among the fields, and considered the hoof-pitted bank.
Were it not better for an Archbishop of His Church to walk in humility and poverty among His people, than to be ever surrounded with the temptations of fine clothing, jewels and much gold, to say nothing of two sumpter beasts heavy laden with runlets of wine?
I warrant his temptations were less by at least as many runlets of wine as may be borne by two sumpter beasts when thou, red robber, had finished with him," exclaimed Father Claude.
But that which comforted me more still, was, that last of all, after I had made five or six such voyages as these, and thought I had nothing more to expect from the ship that was worth my meddling with - I say, after all this, I found a great hogshead of bread, three large runlets of rum, or spirits, a box of sugar, and a barrel of fine flour; this was surprising to me, because I had given over expecting any more provisions, except what was spoiled by the water.
These sudden rises of muddy water brought eels from their various runlets.
Clouds overlaid the sky as with a shroud of mist, and everything looked sad, rainy, and threatening under a fine drizzle which was beating against the window-panes, and streaking their dull, dark surfaces with runlets of cold, dirty moisture.
Youngsters from years 2 and 3 at Thurstonland First School visited Runlet Wood within Farnley Estates to boost their understanding about trees.
In the second Mariana's dream, the sterile southern landscape disappears, and she "seem'd knee-deep in mountain grass, / And heard her native breezes pass, / And runlets babbling down the glen.
Having received gifts of "Westphalia Hams, Neats Tongues, Puncheons, and Teirces of French Wine, Runlets and Bottles of Sack; [and] all manner of Preserves and Comfits" from religious fanatics like herself, Elizabeth breaks all protocols of exchange by promptly reselling her booty: "the most of which gifts, they being multiplied upon her, she retailed by private hands, at as good a rate as the Market would afford.
There is the best place to cross the creek without getting our shoes wet-where the creek is a broad network of shallow runlets to the surf.