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shoal -- as in: run aground on a shoal
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The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
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  • Then: "Oh, bother these fish!" said Lucy, for a whole shoal of small fat fish, swimming quite close to the surface, had come between her and the Sea People.
  • Just before midday Lucy saw a large shoal of fishes grazing on the weed.
  • Lucy felt sure that this girl must be a shepherdess — or perhaps a fish-herdess and that the shoal was really a flock at pasture.
  • The shoal of fish hard scattered in every direction: the People themselves were coming up to find out the meaning of this big, black thing which had come between them and the sun.

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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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