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shoal

noun (FISH)    /ʃəʊl/ US  /ʃoʊl/
[C, + sing/pl verb] a large number of fish swimming as a group: We could see shoals of tiny fish darting about. Piranhas often feed in shoals.Animal groupings [C usually plural] informal a large number of things or people: In the summer, tourists visit the city in shoals.Groups and collections of thingsVariety and mixturesGroups of people
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