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[shoh-lee] /ˈʃoʊ li/
adjective, shoalier, shoaliest.
full of shoals or shallows.
Origin of shoaly
First recorded in 1605-15; shoal1 + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then the only way we could get off was down over a rough, shoaly slough, where she went like a bucking broncho.

    The Southern Soldier Boy

    James Carson Elliott
  • They swung round a point and threaded the channel that led among the shoaly waters of Musky Bay.

    The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
  • An inlet or shoaly arm of the sea into which a river or rivers empty, and subject to tidal influence.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • By feeding upon these for several days it had quite glutted itself, having made for itself a channel in the shoaly water.

  • Wind, rain, roily, shoaly seas breaking clear over the ship across decks drove Cook out from land to deeper water.

    Vikings of the Pacific

    Agnes C. Laut

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