spruit

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spruit

(spreɪt)
n
(Physical Geography) South African a small tributary stream or watercourse
[Afrikaans spruit offshoot, tributary]
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405) So many of these place-names ("Uitvlugt", "Niekerksbog", "Skeiding", "Eigenaardigheid", "Laaste Liefde") reflect what Milla describes in their one-sided travels: "Such heights and flats, vleis here, kraals there, dams, spruits, drifts, fountains where she had to sit outside and hold the fort and got sheep's lung to eat.
We searched every hill and kopje, aye and all along the spruits, But never a Boer we sees at all so divil a wan we shoots, And we walked to save our breeches till we wore out all our boots, And every now and then we washed our faces.