shallow water


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shallow water

[′shal·ō ′wȯd·ər]
(hydrology)
Water of such a depth that bottom topography affects surface waves.
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Some way farther, in a grassy place, was a group of mush- rooms which also I devoured, and then I came upon a brown sheet of flowing shallow water, where meadows used to be.
Except at the Nile, where the conditions were ideal for engaging a fleet moored in shallow water, Lord Nelson was not lucky in his weather.
Surface, is woman's soul, a mobile, stormy film on shallow water.
A strange name wakes up memories; the printed words scent the smoky atmosphere of to-day faintly, with the subtle and penetrating perfume as of land breezes breathing through the starlight of bygone nights; a signal fire gleams like a jewel on the high brow of a sombre cliff; great trees, the advanced sentries of immense forests, stand watchful and still over sleeping stretches of open water; a line of white surf thunders on an empty beach, the shallow water foams on the reefs; and green islets scattered through the calm of noonday lie upon the level of a polished sea, like a handful of emeralds on a buckler of steel.
He and his men had had days of weary sailing and had sought in vain for shallow water in which they might come to an anchorage.
The Indians flank the shallow water just below, and spear them as they attempt to pass.
These wash back and forth in shallow water on a sandy bottom, and are sometimes cast on the shore.
We confronted each other for the first time, I on the bank and he in the shallow water below.
They appear to vary their tints according to the nature of the ground over which they pass: when in deep water, their general shade was brownish purple, but when placed on the land, or in shallow water, this dark tint changed into one of a yellowish green.
It’s seldom one finds such a creatur’ in shallow water, where a spear can touch it.
Beyond the plain and across a low bluff they came upon water-- brackish, ill-smelling stuff in a shallow water hole, the sides and bottom of which were trampled by the feet of many beasts.
Between the refreshing water that he had drunk and the stimulus of renewed hope, Clayton found strength to stagger through the shallow water to the shore with a line made fast to the boat's bow.

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