Streams

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Streams are bodies of water with a current, confined within a bed and stream banks. Depending on its locale or certain characteristics, a stream may be referred to as a branch, brook, beck, burn, creek, "crick", gill (occasionally ghyll), kill, lick, rill, syke, bayou, rivulet, streamage, wash, run or runnel. Some streams are called rivers, although that term usually designates a larger flow of water.

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  • A noise like of a hidden brook
    In the leafy month of June,
    That to the sleeping woods all night
    Singeth a quiet tune.
  • See, how the stream has overflowed
    Its banks, and o'er the meadow road
    Is spreading far and wide!

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 84-85.
  • The streams, rejoiced that winter's work is done,
    Talk of to-morrow's cowslips as they run.
  • From Helicon's harmonious springs
    A thousand rills their mazy progress take.
  • Sweet are the little brooks that run
    O'er pebbles glancing in the sun,
    Singing in soothing tones.
  • Thou hastenest down between the hills to meet me at the road.
    The secret scarcely lisping of thy beautiful abode
    Among the pines and mosses of yonder shadowy height,
    Where thou dost sparkle into song, and fill the woods with light.
  • Gently running made sweet music with the enameled stones and seemed to give a gentle kiss to every sedge he overtook in his watery pilgrimage.
    • Seven Champions, Part III, Chapter XII.
  • I chatter, chatter, as I flow
    To join the brimming river,
    For men may come and men may go,
    But I go on forever.
  • Brook! whose society the poet seeks,
    Intent his wasted spirits to renew;
    And whom the curious painter doth pursue
    Through rocky passes, among flowery creeks,
    And tracks thee dancing down thy water-breaks.

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