- riley, james whitcomb,
- riley-day syndrome,
- rilke, rainer maria,
- rim lighting
Origin of rill1
Origin of rill2
Examples from the Web for rills
We hurried down, and found numbers of fish struggling upwards through the grass in the rills formed by the trickling of the rain.Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon|J. Emerson Tennent
Other rills meet this, and form a larger stream, which is called a brook or creek.Home Geography For Primary Grades|C. C. Long
After this we crossed two rills called Liñkanda and their sponges, the rills in flood 10 or 12 feet broad and thigh deep.
The rills and burns which trickle down its steep sides become in wet weather foaming cataracts.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire|John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
Watch the rills as they descend a hillside during a rainstorm and just afterward.Inventors at Work|George Iles
Word Origin for rill
"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).