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  • n  a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide
  • n  a stretch of shallow water
  • n  a large group of fish
  • v  make shallow
  • v  become shallow

  • All three boats are gathered near a circle of churned sea, where gannets are plunging like dive bombers into a shoal of herring.
  • What's to be done with the record herring catch? The sleek "silver darlings" that shoal in the seas around Scotland are still sold by the traditional maze (630 fish), last.
  • In peacetime, he soon found, shoal waters and depth charges are not the only perils that beset a submariner.
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  • Frost lands first major title on Champions Tour
    (Reuters) - South African David Frost clinched his first major title on the over-50s Champions Tour with a one-shot victory at the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday. A stroke in front going into a weather-disrupted final round at Shoal Creek, the 53-year-old closed with a four-under-par 68 to hold off American playing partner Fred Couples, who also carded a 68. Frost, who began ...
    June 10, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Legal perspectives: Issues to consider in offshore rig movement
    For the offshore drilling industry, the old adage “time is money” is as true today as it was when Kerr-McGee successfully drilled in Ship Shoal 32 in 1947. In nearly 70 years of offshore drilling since, the industry has pushed the boundaries of what was thought possible in terms of technologies used and viable locations for offshore oil and gas exploration.
    June 10, 2013 - Offshore Magazine

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Lexology (registration)
    ...Section 1346 to prohibit bribes and kickbacks accomplished Congress' intent in passing the statute, Justice Ginsburg explained, without encountering "a vagueness shoal."
  • Peter Doherty in Sydney Morning Herald
    Douglas Shoal has a strong tidal current, so divers could only ever work underwater for quite limited periods a day, so it would become quite an inefficient and very expensive operation,Dr Doherty said.
  • Miriam Defensor-Santiago in
    If we enclose within our archipelagic baselines the contested Spratly Islands and Scarborough Shoal, we achieve nothing because no domestic law has the power to override international law,Santiago said.

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