shoal water

shoal water

[′shōl ‚wȯd·ər]
(oceanography)
Shallow water; over a shoal.
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From the great wave not immediately following the earthquake, but sometimes after the interval of even half an hour, and from distant islands being affected similarly with the coasts near the focus of the disturbance, it appears that the wave first rises in the offing; and as this is of general occurrence, the cause must be general: I suspect we must look to the line, where the less disturbed waters of the deep ocean join the water nearer the coast, which has partaken of the movements of the land, as the place where the great wave is first generated; it would also appear that the wave is larger or smaller, according to the extent of shoal water which has been agitated together with the bottom on which it rested.
Harvey nearly slew Penn with it when Tom Platt taught him first how to "fly the blue pigeon"; and, though his strength was not equal to continuous sounding in any sort of a sea, for calm weather with a seven-pound lead on shoal water Disko used him freely.
Then he jumped like a cat, for he saw huge things nosing about in the shoal water and browsing on the heavy fringes of the weeds.
There was a soft grating sound, as though a boat had just touched in shoal water. The Jackal spun round quickly and faced(it is always best to face) the creature he had been talking about.
- I overset my raft, and all the goods I had got upon it; but, being in shoal water, and the things being chiefly heavy, I recovered many of them when the tide was out.
It jolted her up like everything, of course; but I was over the shoal water now, so I went right along, her eyes a-blazing higher and higher all the time, and told her every blame thing, from where we first struck that young fool going up to the steamboat, clear through to where she flung herself on to the king's breast at the front door and he kissed her sixteen or seventeen times -- and then up she jumps, with her face afire like sunset, and says:
A FEW minutes later Tom was in the shoal water of the bar, wading toward the Illinois shore.
There was great affectation of stillness during all these manoeuvers, in order, as Richard assured them, “not to frighten the bass, who were running into the shoal waters, and who would approach the light if not disturbed by the sounds from the fishermen.”
The last maneuver was a calculated risk, based on the fact the ship quickly would lose steering very close to shoal water. No other choice, though, would prevent a collision.
Peak spawn occurs in Massachusetts shoal water of 30 or fewer feet, now through late June, petering out in July.
Coral: 5-2 Ad Valorem, 3 Remarkable News, 4 Three Valleys, 8 Rebel Rebel, 12 Sweet Return, 14 Becrux, 16 Vanderlin, Diamond Green, 20 Captain Kurt, Ballast, Therecomesatiger, 50 Shoal Water, Dalavin.
June 5th: Two British midget submarines are lying at the bottom of shoal water in the Bay of the Seine awaiting the dark.