Tric"kle (trik"k'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trickled (trik"k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Trickling (trik"kling).] [OE. triklen, probably for striklen, freq. of striken to flow, AS. strIcan. See Strike, v. t.]

To flow in a small, gentle stream; to run in drops.

His salt tears trickled down as rain.
Chaucer.

Fast beside there trickled softly down
A gentle stream.
Spenser.

 

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Tric"kle (?), n.

The act or state of trickling; also, that which trickles; a small stream; drip.

Streams that . . . are short and rapid torrents after a storm, but at other times dwindle to feeble trickles of mud.
James Bryce.

 

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