shoal englannista suomeksi
- särkkä, hiekkasärkkä
1819, Lord Byron, ''Don Juan'', III.19:
- But that part of the coast being shoal and bare, / And rough with reefs which ran out many a mile, / His port lay on the other side o' the isle.
- The god himself with ready trident stands, / And opes the deep, and spreads the moving sands, / Then heaves them off the shoals.
A shallow in a body of water.
- The depth of your pond should be six feet; and on the sides some shoals for the fish to lay their spawn.
- Wolsey, that once trod the ways of glory, / And sounded all the depths and shoals of honour.
To arrive at a shallow (or less deep) area.
To cause a shallowing; to come to a more shallow part of.
''A ship shoals her water by advancing into that which is less deep.'' — Marryat.
To become shallow.
''The colour of the water shows where it shoals.''
Any large number of persons or things.
- great shoals of people
A large number of fish (or other sea creatures) of the same species swimming together.
- Beneath, a shoal of silver fishes glides.
''The fish shoaled about the place.''