shoal

Part of speech: adjective

Shoaly.

Part of speech: verb

To crowd.

Part of speech: noun

SHOALINESS.

Part of speech: verb

To make or grow shallow.

Part of speech: adjective

Of little depth; shallow.

Part of speech: noun

A shallow place in any body of water; a sand bank or - bar.

Part of speech: verb

To throng in shoals.

Part of speech: noun

A multitude; throng, as of fish.

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Usage examples "shoal":

  1. Then, clear against the light, Toward Agamemnon's tent the whole Army in tumult seemed to roll, As stirred by some strange voice, shoal after shoal. - "The Rhesus of Euripedes", Euripedes.
  2. There were thirty men in the Union's crew and every man had been brought aboard but the captain, when the Coast Guard cutter reached the edge of the shoal. - "The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.
  3. W., the breadth of the stream varying from one third of a mile to four or five hundred yards, came to some shoal water extending quite across. - "Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2)", Sir William Edward Parry.