SHOALS


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SHOALSScanning Hydrographic Operation Airborne LIDAR Survey
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On the other hand, the water was rising rapidly over the shoals, and it was only a question of a few hours when it would be over their heads.
We hauled the noses of the boats up on the shore side of a big shoal, and all hands, with sacks, spread out and began picking.
When the river rose they rose also in companies from the shoals they had rested upon; and the falling flood dragged them with it across the fields and through the Jungle by the long hair.
There was a soft grating sound, as though a boat had just touched in shoal water.
Harvey understood from the Eldridge chart that the Old Virgin and a nest of curiously named shoals were the turning-point of the cruise, and that with good luck they would wet the balance of their salt there.
Men can't come down the cliffs, even if there were any men; and the shoals to seaward would knock a ship to splinters.
It was a low shoal, a bleak and perilous place over which the seas broke unceasingly, where no man could live, and on which not even sea birds could rest.
Every now and then a shoal of flying fish, scared from the water under the bows, would leap into the air, and fall the next moment like a shower of silver into the sea.
The tops of the high mountains tremble and the tangled wood echoes awesomely with the outcry of beasts: earthquakes and the sea also where fishes shoal.
It was a shoal of argonauts travelling along on the surface of the ocean.
AND a shoal of other little fishes put their heads out, and laughed at Mr.
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.