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swim

a pool in a river good for fishing
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He swam quartering up- stream, but still was swept downward rather faster than he had expected.
His mind made up, Pinocchio swam to the rocks, but as he started to climb, he felt something under him lifting him up higher and higher.
He swam on still, and already the terrible chateau had disappeared in the darkness.
he swam to the cap, placed it on his head, seized one of the timbers, and struck out so as to cut across the course the vessel was taking.
Then, as children rejoice when their dear father begins to get better after having for a long time borne sore affliction sent him by some angry spirit, but the gods deliver him from evil, so was Ulysses thankful when he again saw land and trees, and swam on with all his strength that he might once more set foot upon dry ground.
In fact, he had been compelled to learn to walk; but he swam as a matter of course.
Xury said it was a lion, and it might be so for aught I know; but poor Xury cried to me to weigh the anchor and row away; "No," says I, "Xury; we can slip our cable, with the buoy to it, and go off to sea; they cannot follow us far." I had no sooner said so, but I perceived the creature (whatever it was) within two oars' length, which something surprised me; however, I immediately stepped to the cabin door, and taking up my gun, fired at him; upon which he immediately turned about and swam towards the shore again.
As she swam she seemed to be reaching out for the unlimited in which to lose herself.
Kotick swam back to Novastoshnah, leaving the gulls to scream.
I swam more vigorously; but, cramped by my clothes, which stuck to me like a leaden weight, I felt great difficulty in bearing up.
`I wish I hadn't cried so much!' said Alice, as she swam about, trying to find her way out.
A peculiar, tingling thrill ran through my veins, and my head swam. I could not account for it.