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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A small stream or channel.
From Old English rinnan (to run). Ultimately from the Indo-European root rei- (to flow or run), which also gave us run, rival, and derive. Earliest documented use: 1577.
“Courts became runnels for judicial cruelty, dispensing sentences vastly more severe than anything usual for similar crimes.”
China Miéville; ‘Oh, London, You Drama Queen’; The New York Times Magazine; Mar 4, 2012.
See more usage examples of runnel in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. -Charles Simic, poet (b. 9 May 1938)