Wind, rain, roily, shoaly seas breaking clear over the ship across decks drove Cook out from land to deeper water.
An inlet or shoaly arm of the sea into which a river or rivers empty, and subject to tidal influence.
Then the only way we could get off was down over a rough, shoaly slough, where she went like a bucking broncho.
They swung round a point and threaded the channel that led among the shoaly waters of Musky Bay.
By feeding upon these for several days it had quite glutted itself, having made for itself a channel in the shoaly water.