It is, however, most common among the hills and rills from Yorkshire northwards.
Where are the shadows of the solemn hills, And the fresh music of the summer rills?
Then, at last, the weather changes; the snow begins to melt and the streams and rills are set at liberty.
The rills which drain the eastern slope carry much of this broken stuff into a small arroyo that winds to the left of the mesilla.
Other rills and fountains of extreme clearness abound, and a verdure is the result, very unusual in Persia.
There is a large fountain of these running in ten thousand rills.
John Willie, eating his supper almost savagely, had some ado to reply politely to June's rills of pretty speech.
We hear the tinkling of rills which we never detected before.
Before accepting he glanced suspiciously at me through the rills that streamed from his unprotected hat-brim.
The plain—its rocks and rills—stretched before him, barren and endless.
"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).