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Heart of Darkness
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shoal -- as in: run aground on a shoal
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Heart of Darkness
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  • To the left of us there was the long uninterrupted shoal, and to the right a high, steep bank heavily overgrown with bushes.
  • The broadening waters flowed through a mob of wooded islands; you lost your way on that river as you would in a desert, and butted all day long against shoals, trying to find the channel, till you thought yourself bewitched and cut off for ever from everything you had known once—somewhere—far away—in another existence perhaps.

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  • The rocks,  shoals, and currents make it a treacherous journey.
  • His political career crashed on the shoals of unemployment and inflation.

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