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shelf

1. a projecting layer of ice, rock, etc., on land or in the sea
2. Archery the part of the hand on which an arrow rests when the bow is grasped

shelf

[shelf]
(geology)
Solid rock beneath alluvial deposits.
A flat, projecting ledge of rock.

shelf

1. A flat surface mounted horizontally, used to support or store objects.
2. Any projecting, flat, near-horizontal surface, such as a ledge of rock.

shelf

A public library of classes for the Eiffel language.
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Anne looked on the second shelf of the room pantry but there was no bottle of raspberry cordial there .
Then as I handled the books on the shelf it came up in consciousness: Where had I heard the name of Moreau before?
Taking his course down the ravine of a tumbling stream, the commencement of some future river, he descended from rock to rock, and shelf to shelf, between stupendous cliffs and beetling crags that sprang up to the sky.
So the sparrow perched upon the shelf: and having first looked carefully about her to see if anyone was watching her, she pecked and scratched at a steak that lay upon the edge of the shelf, till at last down it fell.
Among other volumes of verse on the top shelf of the bookcase, of which I used to look at the outside without penetrating deeply within, were Pope's translation of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and Dryden's Virgil, pretty little tomes in tree-calf, published by James Crissy in Philadelphia, and illustrated with small copper-plates, which somehow seemed to put the matter hopelessly beyond me.
said the captain, lifting her up and setting her on the low stone shelf.