Shoal Shoal, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shoaled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shoaling}.] To assemble in a multitude; to throng; as, the fishes shoaled about the place. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Shoal — Bar (landform) redirects here. For other uses, see Bar (disambiguation)#Landforms. Sandbank redirects here. For other uses, see Sandbank (disambiguation). For other uses, see Shoal (disambiguation). Sandbar between St. Agnes and Gugh on the Isles …   Wikipedia

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