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shallows

[′shal·ōz]
(hydrology)
A shallow place or area in a body of water, or an expanse of shallow water.
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As activity and light levels rise daily, hungry crappies move into shallow foraging zones denied to them for months, in a band that crosses the country like the jet stream, bending north in places, south in others, depending on distance from warming influences like the ocean, and cooling from mountains.
The body recovered from the shallow grave had four bullet holes and casings in it and appeared to have suffered severe damage from a beating.
Some of these seamounts looked as if they could have been warm-water, tropical shallows," Koslow recalls.
Ramsey's most convincing scenes, unfortunately, are the ones in which he is a shallow cad.
Behrensmeyer and Harmon first determined that the channel in which the First Family perished carried only a shallow stream of water, so they probably didn't drown.
On the arid plains of northern China, the depletion of shallow reservoirs has forced people to sink wells into aquifers more than 1 km below the surface.
However, only the deepest of these layers was there about 65 million years ago, when scientists believe a comet or asteroid struck the shallow ocean just north of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.