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a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)

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He came clattering up to the school-door with an invitation to Ichabod to attend a merry - making or "quilting-frolic," to be held that evening at Mynheer Van Tassel's; and having, delivered his message with that air of importance and effort at fine language which a negro is apt to display on petty embassies of the kind, he dashed over the brook, and was seen scampering, away up the Hollow, full of the importance and hurry of his mission.
On one side of the church extends a wide woody dell, along which raves a large brook among broken rocks and trunks of fallen trees.
They were coming across the valley now, and had entered the pasture through which the brook ran.
Within a quarter of an hour we had been dropped at the door of the physician's residence in Brook Street, one of those sombre, flat-faced houses which one associates with a West-End practice.
Bordering the brook behind the store is a forest extending for six miles back to the Medicine Lodge Hills.
Thomas Lynde-- a meek little man whom Avonlea people called "Rachel Lynde's husband"--was sowing his late turnip seed on the hill field beyond the barn; and Matthew Cuthbert ought to have been sowing his on the big red brook field away over by Green Gables.
A brook," quoth Uncle Blair, "is the most changeful, bewitching, lovable thing in the world.
Well, after that, there's no use asking you if there's a brook anywhere near.
I "hooked" the apples, leaped the brook, and scared the musquash and the trout.
The reader may remember, that in our description of this grove we mentioned a murmuring brook, which brook did not come there, as such gentle streams flow through vulgar romances, with no other purpose than to murmur.
I was quite relieved to find that it was only Brooks of Sheffield; for, at first, I really thought it was I.
The sun is sometimes obscured for weeks, the brooks swell into roaring torrents, and the country is threatened with a deluge.
But when within thy wave she looks - Which glistens then, and trembles - Why, then, the prettiest of brooks Her worshipper resembles; For in my heart, as in thy stream, Her image deeply lies - His heart which trembles at the beam Of her soul-searching eyes.
Mrs Brooks, the lady who was the householder at The Herons, and owner of all the handsome furniture, was not a person of an unusually curious turn of mind.
In his wild flight, he leaped over brambles and bushes, and across brooks and ponds, as if he were a goat or a hare chased by hounds.