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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. 2018.
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  • Presently, trailing their feet, they returned to the streamlet and their companions in misfortune.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • There would then be but a streamlet of blood where now there is going to be a great river.

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

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • The stillness of things was disturbed by a bird coming to the streamlet to drink.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
  • Then he laid his master's body upon the streamlet's brink, to wash away the blood.

    Burl Morrison Heady
  • A streamlet of water that flows in winter and dries up in summer.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • She caught the sparkle of a little cascade, the gleam of a streamlet.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • The great Fountain of being must first be dried up, before the streamlet can.

    The Words of Jesus John R. Macduff
  • And then there was my streamlet—he's just ahead here past the bushes—and I used to like him best of all.

    King Midas Upton Sinclair
  • It was found in the streamlet of Abaïte, in a clay-slate district.

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