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runnel

Literary a small stream
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runnel

[′rən·əl]
(geology)
A troughlike hollow on a tidal sand beach which carries water drainage off the beach as the tide retreats.
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Because Tule reeds, bulrushes and cattails are the first vegetation to spring to life out of a born-again river, they've thwarted access along the entire section of the runnel. Although Tule reeds act like a natural filtering and cleansing system, the growth of cottonwoods and willows will eventually grow above the dense reeds, creating a shady canopy that will stunt their growth.
Just two cameras are enough to triangulate the bubbles' position but MIRA has installed 12--eight in the runnel walls and four downstream of the turntable.
A runnel would bisect the courtyard and run through an opening in a 3-foot-tall retaining wall.
Pervading the space and contributing greatly to its cool, contemplative atmosphere is the soft murmur of water that you later discover rushes down runnels in the recessed handrails of the stairs to the balcony.
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The runnel is equipped with hinged viewing windows, and supplied with internal lighting and complete data acquisition capability, according to the manufacturer.
It was exhaustively tested in a high-speed aircraft wind runnel and its designers claimed the new body shape ensured greatly reduced wind resistance and the 1,489 cc engine, with twin carburettor, gave the MGA sparkling performance.
Also partnering in the program is Steve Runnel, principal, Miami-Dade Public School's Outreach Program.
So Sydney Water wants to construct a massive runnel to collect discharge from four of the largest harbour overflows and pump it to North Head ocean outfall.
"They weren't done in a wind runnel. I doubt that a wind runnel approach would have worked.
wind in her sails, small runnel of sand shakes drops away as she kites