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STREAM. A current of water. The right to a water course is not a right in the fluid itself so much as a right in the current of the stream. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1612. See River; Water Course.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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However there is no big river in the area, though a lot of streamlets flow here which are called Toye, Khwarr and Algadah in local dialect.
These ten forms are (in alphabetical order): booklet, bosslet, droplet, froglet, leaflet, piglet, playlet, starlet, streamlet, wifelet.
Hatched larvae inhabit wetlands, especially small spring-fed streamlet channels that flow through the wetlands, for three to five years.
(58.) The Fourteen-Book Prelude has "The only track now visible was one / That from the Streamlet's farther bank, held forth / Conspicuous invitation to ascend / A lofty mountain" (Owen 6.580-83).
Now simmer blinks on flowery braes And o'er the crystal streamlet plays Come, let us spend the lightsome days In the birks of Aberfeldy Chorus While o'er their heads the hazels hing The little birdies blithely sing Or lightly flit on wanton wing In the birks of Aberfeldy Chorus The braes ascend like lofty wa's The foaming stream, deep-roaring, fa's O'er-hung wi' fragrant spreading shaws The birks of Aberfeldy Chorus The hoary cliffs are crown'd wi' flowers White o'er the linns the burnie pours And, rising, weets wi' misty showers The birks of Aberfeldy Chorus Let Fortune's gifts at random flee They ne'er shall draw a wish frae me Supremely blest wi' love and thee In the birks of Aberfeldy The Birks of by Robert Burns
They include a number of pre-1890 items, such as Streamlet's Whisper by William Gollmick, Those Vanished Years by Alfred Plumpton, Home Sweet Home by Henry R.
The heroine makes her way through it to find darkness--the nigredo--and the stench of putrefying matter: "The passage was choked, airless, dank, and a faint reek of rotten eggs hovered above the sulphurated streamlet" (179-80).
Its gladsome glades are girt about with mists, And o'er its sward a slumberous streamlet twists, Flowing like Lethe, soundless.
The next step was to flag an approximate route, with final alignment during the wet months of last winter to ensure that seasonal changes in streamlet water levels were taken into account.
The birth pains drove her to the trunk of the palm-tree, she [Mary] said: 'Would that I had died before this, and become forgotten.' Then he called to her from beneath her: 'Grieve not, your Lord has placed beneath you a streamlet; shake toward the trunk of the palm-tree and it will let fall upon you juicy ripe fruit.'" From Qur'anic verses, 29-31 it continues with the birth of Jesus and his first words: "O daughter of Aaron, your father was not a bad man nor was your mother unchaste.
The rivulet becomes a streamlet, and the desert silence is suddenly broken by the silver music of water.