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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.

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An invisible streamlet whispered under broad-fronded brakes.
Odonate biodiversity in terra-firme forest streamlets in Central Amazonia: on the relative effects of neutral and niche drivers at small geographical extents.
Water collected in puddles and ran in streamlets in the nooks and crannies of the ancient, creaking building.
The small fish which had jumped into streamlets have started to swim back to the river,' he said.
The highly dynamic water level within the freshwater swamp forest leads to the formation of a dense network of main streams and smaller ephemeral streamlets (O'Dempsey and Chew 2013).
When Lobengula ruled the land it wore a mantle green, With verdure rich were clothed the hills, And streamlets ran in gleaming rills, Erosion was not seen.
Which traditional folk song begins: 'Down yonder green valley, where streamlets meander'?
(41) John Ruskin, "Yewdale and Its Streamlets," delivered in 1877, in Deucalion, in Works, 26: 265.
What a mystery that such gay streamlets should be born of savage rocks and pallid snowfields!
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.
Such glyphs are not new; Tufte (1983) reproduces a map of North Atlantic currents drawn by Sir Edmund Halley in 1686, using elongated teardrop streamlets arranged head to tail in streamlines.