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Synonyms for trickle

Synonyms for trickle

to fall or let fall in drops of liquid

the process or sound of dripping


Synonyms for trickle

flowing in drops

run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream

References in classic literature ?
Though our route is in no sense a populated one, there is a steady trickle of traffic this way along.
But almost without warning it expanded from a trickle into a flood.
Here and there a ball still sticks in a wall, and from it iron tears trickle down and discolor the stone.
He gave a little gasp, and the tears began to trickle down his round cheeks.
Aramis, a voice within me speaks and seems to trickle forth a rill of light within my darkness: it is a voice that has never yet deceived me.
Then all shouted with laughter as they saw the good brown ale stream over Little John's beard and trickle from his nose and chin, while his eyes blinked with the smart of it.
It dried up any trickle of pity for him that may have remained in the pirate's infuriated breast.
He was a missel-thrush, attracted thither that hot day by a hose which lay on the ground sending forth a gay trickle of water, and David was on his back in the water, kicking up his legs.
Tarzan untied the thong which held the mouth of the leathern bag closed, and permitted the contents to trickle slowly forth into his open palm.
I must have lost consciousness almost immediately, for I recall nothing more until I suddenly awoke out of a troubled sleep, during which I dreamed that I was drowning, to find the cave lighted by what appeared to be diffused daylight, and a tiny trickle of water running down the corridor and forming a puddle in the little depression in which it chanced that Ajor and I lay.
The sap was rising in the trees, and daily the trickle of unseen streamlets became louder as the frozen land came back to life.
But when she saw Tom's face, Polly was frightened, for the color had all gone out of it, his eyes looked strange and dizzy, and drops of blood began to trickle from a great cut on his forehead.
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From the vast, invisible ocean of moonlight overhead fell, here and there, a slender, broken stream that seemed to plash against the intercepting branches and trickle to earth, forming small white pools among the clumps of laurel.
In dashed Sir Nigel, and out again so swiftly that the eye could not follow the quick play of his blade, but a trickle of blood from the stranger's shoulder, and a rapidly widening red smudge upon his white surcoat, showed where the thrust had taken effect.