At Putney, as I afterwards saw, the bridge was almost lost in a tangle of this weed, and at Richmond, too, the Thames water poured in a broad and shallow stream across the meadows of Hampton and Twickenham.
I found the water was sufficiently shallow for me to wade securely, although the red weed impeded my feet a little; but the flood evidently got deeper towards the river, and I turned back to Mortlake.
Elizabeth saw thousands of these fish swimming in shoals along the shallow and warm waters of the shore; for the flaring light of their torch laid bare the mysteries of the lake, as plainly as if the limpid sheet of the Otsego was but another atmosphere.
It’s seldom one finds such a creatur’ in shallow water, where a spear can touch it.
It expanded into a wide but extremely shallow stream, with many sand-bars, and occasionally various channels.
The river continued a winding course to the east-north-east, nearly a mile in width, but too shallow to float even an empty canoe.
On the third day it became evident that our journey in the canoes could not last much longer, for the stream was rapidly growing more shallow.
Occasional brooks with pebbly bottoms and fern-draped banks gurgled down the shallow gorges in the hill, and offered good camping-grounds every evening on the banks of some rock-studded pool, where swarms of little blue-backed fish, about the size and shape of English trout, gave us a delicious supper.
Thus the species of shells which are confined to tropical and shallow
seas are generally brighter-coloured than those confined to cold and deeper seas.
Nevertheless, on some islands only 360 miles northward of our new Cape Horn in Denmark, a carcass buried in the soil (or if washed into a shallow
sea, and covered up with mud) would be preserved perpetually frozen.
Not when the truth is filthy, but when it is shallow
, doth the discerning one go unwillingly into its waters.
They enjoyed drinking out of the shallow
cup of warm red wine and water, and they were still more pleased when the priest, flinging back his stole and taking both their hands in his, led them round the lectern to the accompaniment of bass voices chanting "Glory to God.
It seems as innocent of a destination as a boy on an errand; but, after taking at least six times as long as any other road in the kingdom for its amount of work, you usually find it dip down of a sudden into some lovely natural cul-de-sac, a meadow-bottom surrounded by trees, with a stream spreading itself in fantastic silver shallows
through its midst, and a cottage half hidden at the end.
Once a week Deesa led Moti Guj down to the river, and Moti Gui lay on his side luxuriously in the shallows, while Deesa went over him with a coir swab and a brick.
He went down to the river and blared across the shallows where Deesa used to wash him, hut there was no answer.