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shoal -- as in: run aground on a shoal
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The Aeneid
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  • Sergesthus in the Centaur soon he pass’d, Wedg’d in the rocky shoals, and sticking fast.
  • Cymothoe, Triton, and the sea-green train Of beauteous nymphs, the daughters of the main, Clear from the rocks the vessels with their hands: The god himself with ready trident stands, And opes the deep, and spreads the moving sands; Then heaves them off the shoals.

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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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