Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


I rang to back her, for she shoaled too rapidly for my nerves.

The water now shoaled, and the Arrogant could proceed no higher.

The water had shoaled, and the man, instead of the drowsy tale of fathoms, was calling out the soundings in feet.

We steamed across vast reaches of open Gulf, the water changing from blue to yellow as it shoaled.

Soon, however, it shoaled a little, and he turned up the stream to reach the point of the sand-bar behind which there was an eddy.

We sounded at sunset, and found bottom at 52 fathoms, which shoaled by half-past ten to 39.

Near the walls there were three fathoms of water, which shoaled gradually to the shore.

In endeavouring to pass out I shoaled to a quarter less one, having kept the lead constantly going.

If we shoaled the water much more we could not hope to force the heavy galleon through.

The first cast gave us thirteen fathoms; very soon we had ten, eight, and so on, till we shoaled the water to five fathoms.