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[streem-lit] /ˈstrim lɪt/
a small stream; rivulet.
Origin of streamlet
First recorded in 1545-55; stream + -let Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The deep water below the stone did not give him back himself as had done the streamlet five days before.

    Lewis Rand Mary Johnston
  • The streamlet should run through the land of them with whom we are righteously at war.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Equivalent to the English suffixes -let in "streamlet," -ule in "globule," "pustule."

  • Presently, trailing their feet, they returned to the streamlet and their companions in misfortune.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • It was beside of the streamlet, under a weeping willow, and on a grassy bank.

    The Heroine Eaton Stannard Barrett
  • The stillness of things was disturbed by a bird coming to the streamlet to drink.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
  • It is awe-inspiring to watch the fall from below, and yet this is only a streamlet of the great volume of the fall.

    Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
  • A streamlet might be heard, but not seen, rippling along not far from the walk.

    Trevethlan: Volume 1 William Davy Watson
  • They came up with him in a short time at bay under a mimosa-tree by the side of a streamlet.

    The Settler and the Savage R.M. Ballantyne
  • And he turned up by the side of the streamlet, keeping on the gravel at its side.

    Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Arthur Morrison

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