2. A sandbank or bar which makes the water shoal.
The god himself with ready trident stands,Dryden.
And opes the deep, and spreads the moving sands,
them off the shoals.
(Shoal), v. i. To become shallow; as, the color of the water shows where it shoals.
(Shoal), v. t. To cause to become more shallow; to come to a more shallow part of; as, a ship
shoals her water by advancing into that which is less deep. Marryat.
(Shoal"i*ness) n. The quality or state of being shoaly; little depth of water; shallowness.
(Shoal"ing), a. Becoming shallow gradually. "A shoaling estuary." Lyell.
(Shoal"y) a. Full of shoals, or shallow places.
The tossing vessel sailed on shoaly ground.Dryden.
(Shoar) n. A prop. See 3d Shore.
(Shoat) n. A young hog. Same as Shote.
(Shock) n. [OE. schokke; cf. OD schocke, G. schock a heap, quantity, threescore, MHG. schoc,
Sw. skok, and also G. hocke a heap of hay, Lith. kugis.]
1. A pile or assemblage of sheaves of grain, as wheat, rye, or the like, set up in a field, the sheaves
varying in number from twelve to sixteen; a stook.
And cause it on shocks to be by and by set.Tusser.
Behind the master walks, builds up the shocks.Thomson.
2. [G. schock.] (Com.) A lot consisting of sixty pieces; a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose
(Shock), v. t. To collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook; as, to shock rye.
(Shock), v. i. To be occupied with making shocks.
Reap well, scatter not, gather clean that is shorn,Tusser.
Bind fast, shock apace.
(Shock), n. [Cf. D. schok a bounce, jolt, or leap, OHG. scoc a swing, MHG. schoc, Icel. skykkjun
tremuously, F. choc a shock, collision, a dashing or striking against, Sp. choque, It. ciocco a log.
&radic161. Cf. Shock to shake.]
1. A quivering or shaking which is the effect of a blow, collision, or violent impulse; a blow, impact, or
collision; a concussion; a sudden violent impulse or onset.
These strong, unshaken mounds resist the shocksBlackmore.
Of tides and seas tempestuous.
He stood the shock of a whole host of foes.Addison.
2. A sudden agitation of the mind or feelings; a sensation of pleasure or pain caused by something unexpected
or overpowering; also, a sudden agitating or overpowering event. "A shock of pleasure." Talfourd.