Definition of Driblet

1. Noun. A small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid). "Years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"

Exact synonyms: Drib, Drop
Specialized synonyms: Tear, Teardrop, Raindrop, Droplet, Eye-drop, Eyedrop
Generic synonyms: Small Indefinite Amount, Small Indefinite Quantity
Derivative terms: Drop, Droplet



Definition of Driblet

1. Noun. a small portion or part. ¹

2. Noun. a small or petty sum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Driblet

1. a small drop of liquid [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Driblet

drib
dribbed
dribber
dribbers
dribbing
dribble
dribbled
dribbler
dribblers
dribbles
dribblet
dribblets
dribblier
dribbling
dribbly
driblet (current term)
driblets
dribs
dribs and drabs
drice
drices
dricksie
dricksier
dried
dried-out
dried-up
dried alum
dried apricot
dried fruit
dried human albumin

Literary usage of Driblet

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1. Volcanoes of North America: A Reading Lesson for Students of Geography and by Israel Cook Russell (1897)
"... the formation of driblet cones, and not projected with sufficient velocity to give origin to bombs, frequently falls about a volcanic vent in thick, ..."

2. Bulletin by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1903)
"driblet cones and "ovens."—The extrusion of liquid or highly plastic lava from cracks or other openings in the crusts formed on lava, as in the craters of ..."

3. Catalogue and Index of the Publications of the United States Geological by Philip Creveling Warman (1903)
"driblet cones and "ovens."—The extrusion of liquid or highly plastic lava from cracks or other openings in the crusts formed on lava, as in the craters of ..."

4. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"driblets pile up the fantastic driblet-cone, which has no crater but simply a hole ... (See Fig. 231.) driblet-cone of Kilauea. D. '40. 237. driblet-cone. ..."

5. Igneous Rocks and Their Origin by Reginald Aldworth Daly (1914)
"A pure type is the driblet cone, found in Hawaii, in Reunion, and in other basaltic ... Lava rings are the greater driblet cones formed by the symmetrical ..."

6. The natural history of 'bores'. by Angus Bethune Reach (1847)
"Look at driblet. He puts powder into your pipe, knocks you up at five in the morning by a false alarm of fire, sends thirteen pianoforte- men, with thirteen ..."

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