river (part of speech: noun)
- The water appeared to descend in sheets, and not only did the great rivers wax alarmingly, but every rill and watercourse became a brawling river. - "The Settler and the Savage", R.M. Ballantyne.
- A wooden culvert spanned the reed- grown watercourse. - "The Law-Breakers", Ridgwell Cullum.
- The spring was four feet wide by two and a half deep, and Joe and Ellis made the watercourse a dividing line to separate the land they took for themselves. - "The Lost Wagon", James Arthur Kjelgaard.