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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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I found the water was sufficiently shallow for me to wade securely, although the red weed impeded my feet a little; but the flood evidently got deeper towards the river, and I turned back to Mortlake.
But if, using the shortest diameter of Loch Fyne, we apply these proportions to Walden, which, as we have seen, appears already in a vertical section only like a shallow plate, it will appear four times as shallow.
Sometimes, also, when the ice was covered with shallow puddles, I saw a double shadow of myself, one standing on the head of the other, one on the ice, the other on the trees or hillside.
But a low and smooth shore proves him shallow on that side.
It expanded into a wide but extremely shallow stream, with many sand-bars, and occasionally various channels.
The river continued a winding course to the east-north-east, nearly a mile in width, but too shallow to float even an empty canoe.
Consequently formations rich in fossils and sufficiently thick and extensive to resist subsequent degradation, may have been formed over wide spaces during periods of subsidence, but only where the supply of sediment was sufficient to keep the sea shallow and to embed and preserve the remains before they had time to decay.
When such beds as were deposited in shallow water near the mouth of the Mississippi during some part of the glacial period shall have been upraised, organic remains will probably first appear and disappear at different levels, owing to the migration of species and to geographical changes.
"It would come into the shallows and lay there motionless, then it would move out again [swimming to] six feet of water, circle back in [to the shallows], come into another spot and lay there motionless," Pearson, a dive boat operator who has experience with shark research missions, told (http://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/baja-california-great-white-shark-shallow-water_us_593c7bb7e4b0b13f2c6b2144) Huffington Post.
THE SHALLOWS (15) HHHH H JUST one marine maneater has attained classic movie status, and that's Steven Spielberg's blockbusting Jaws, of course.
But harvesting energy from the shallows has problems - especially for traditional, windmill-style turbines.
Geological Survey in Denver that described another deep-dwelling fish, the razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), that swims to the shallows to breed.