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noun as in sandbar

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Its long-recorded history, which dates back to a ninth-century Icelandic saga and its mapping by Portuguese sailors in the 1500s, is littered with accounts of deadly shipwrecks on the island’s treacherous shoals.

Expect lots of shoals and waves, with long eddies between rapids.

Alter finds little evidence of open bigotry in his past, but Carter usually managed to navigate the perilous shoals of racial politics in the Deep South by portage — avoiding them as best he could.

Off the entrance is a high rocky islet, the Nobby, within which the channel is shoal and dangerous to pass.

The continuation of the shoal between the islands and Point Lookout was not clearly ascertained.

At a short quarter of a mile from the point is a rocky shoal of small size, between which and the shore there is deep water.

Some shoal marks on the water were observed opposite these islands, but their existence was not ascertained.

At the bottom of Knocker's Bay is a shoal mangrove opening, of no importance.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shoal, such as: reef, bank, bar, mass, sandbank, and shallow.

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