shallow

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  • A shallow section may also be cut out from the bottom surface of each wing.
  • If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water.
  • These shallow bodies of water allow limited transportation to points along the coast.
  • The fish may also move into shallower waters, particularly during the winter months.
  • Groups may however sometimes line up and drive fish towards the shallows.
  • At the shallowest places the water should stand about a foot above the plants. Cited from Manual of Gardening (Second Edition), L. H. Bailey
  • We had still some distance to go, but the water gradually became shallower. Cited from Saved from the Sea, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • California had taken my place in the shallows, his fish hard held. Cited from American Notes, by Rudyard Kipling
  • The young fish live in shallow water for a while until they move to deeper water.
  • One important fact about waves is that they focus more of their energy towards shallower water.
  • They are mostly deep-water species, some of which move to shallower waters at night.
  • As the light increased it was as if he mounted into shallower water toward the sun. Cited from The Fur Bringers, by Hulbert Footner
  • He was working with all his strength to get the boat out of the current and into shallower water. Cited from What Might Have Been Expected, by Frank R. Stockton
  • They can be covered in shallow water, but in the summer and fall, they can be completely dry.
  • In a short time the water became shallower, and soon afterwards they got on to firm ground. Cited from From Powder Monkey to Admiral, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Because it is small and the water is shallow, only small-craft can fit.
  • A ship may ride here in shallower water at either side, the deep channel being narrow. Cited from General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX, Kerr
  • Again, they could have been taken on land or in the shallows.
  • Even with this assistance we only drew seven vessels through the shallows into the true river channel. Cited from Ismailia, by Samuel W. Baker
  • They marked a shallowing of the current and suggested in appearance a lake. Cited from Cowmen and Rustlers, by Edward S. Ellis
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Meaning of shallow

  • verb Make shallow
    The silt shallowed the canal
  • verb Become shallow
    the lake shallowed over time
  • adjective Lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center
    shallow water, a shallow dish, a shallow cut, a shallow closet, established a shallow beachhead, hit the ball to shallow left field
  • adjective Not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply
    shallow breathing, a night of shallow fretful sleep, in a shallow trance