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lake +‎ -let


lakelet (plural lakelets)

  1. A small lake.
    • 1894, Ivan Dexter, Talmud: A Strange Narrative of Central Australia, published in serial form in Port Adelaide News and Lefevre's Peninsula Advertiser (SA), Chapter XVI, [1]
      The locality Strangway and his companions were now in was not unfamiliar to at least two of them, and as they knew it there was little difficulty in treading through the numerous salt lakes and lakelets which dotted the landscape.
    • 1907, Kalevala, translated by W. F. Kirby, Vol. 2, London: J.M. Dent & New York: E.P. Dutton, Runo XXXI, 137-140, p. 72, [2]
      There was water in the lakelet, / Which perchance might fill two ladles, / Or if more exactly measured, / Partly was a third filled also.
    • 2012, Matthew Norman, The Telegraph, 17 September, 2012, [3]
      The chef’s refusal to crisp the fat on a grilled pork chop — which arrived slumped on a lakelet of gravy which had been allowed to form a skin sturdy enough to see an Eskimo through the bitterest Alaskan winter — was the least of it.