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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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shoal -- as in: run aground on a shoal
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • CHAPTER XV A FEW minutes later Tom was in the shoal water of the bar, wading toward the Illinois shore.
  • After breakfast they went whooping and prancing out on the bar, and chased each other round and round, shedding clothes as they went, until they were naked, and then continued the frolic far away up the shoal water of the bar, against the stiff current, which latter tripped their legs from under them from time to time and greatly increased the fun.

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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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