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  • n. Plural form of shallow.
  • n. An area in a large body of water with many shallow areas.


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  • As the thaw begins, look for open water between ice sheets and the shoreline, particularly in shallows adjacent to deep water.

    The Nine Best Places to Fish a Pond During Ice-Out

  • "If that were so, there would be no need to keep its constantly moving location a secret or to hold it only when the moon is down, during that time some call the shallows of night."

    beneath an opal moon

  • The swan floats lonely with her brood in shallows cool,

    The Four Winds of Eirinn

  • The origin of the shallows is a combination of ongoing aeolian transport from the desert on top of alluvium from relict estuaries which nourishes the 3,100 ha of mangrove swamp.

    Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania

  • The coastal waters around Otaria itself were called the shallows, and Director Rillu Veza lived there on the coast in an area called Breaker Bay.

    Chainer's Torment

  • In the deep channels were the Infantry Landing Ships, cross-Channel steamers and small liners with landing craft hanging on their davits; in the shallows were the LCTs loaded with vehicles and tanks and men, moving off towards the eastern entrance of Spithead in great flotillas, shepherded by their MLs.

    The Breaking Wave

  • At the cañon bottom was water and across the shallows were the bedding-grounds and the camp.

    The Ridin' Kid from Powder River

  • I know a river whose waters run asleep, run, run ever, singing in the shallows, dumb in the hollows sleeping so deep; and all the swallows that dip their feathers in the hollows or in the shallows are the merriest swallows of all!

    At the Back of the North Wind

  • This procession was a walk with stooping heads, bullets raining in through the loopholes, and frantic runs along ditches beside hedges (just like the "shallows" at Carlton).

    Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie (commanding 1st Battn. Royal Irish Rifles) Dated November 4th, 1914-March 11th, 1915

  • "With three cat-folk on the prowl, locating and catching the fishlike denizens of the shallows was a problem soon solved.

    Kingdoms of Light


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