Normandy, throughout the whole of its extent, can scarcely boast a lovelier stream than the rille.
The main street crosses a narrow bridge, beneath which the quickly running current of the rille or Risle flows.
The small village of St. Sanson is situated upon the right bank of the rille, within a league of its mouth.
But the whole way from the castle to the rille is blocked with modern buildings.
The rille, in every part of its current, is varied by an infinity of islands, formed by the division of its waters.
"small brook, rivulet," 1530s, from or related to Dutch and Frisian ril, Low German rille "groove, furrow, running stream," probably from Proto-Germanic *ril- (cf. Old English rið, riþe "brook, stream," which survives only in dialects), a diminutive form from PIE root *reie- "to run, flow" (see Rhine).