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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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Among the other pieces in the space were Paul Lee's sparse Untitled (Purple), 2012, an off-kilter, decorative, shelflike structure made from small cut-up towels; Allison Katz's Poires Noires Sand Painting, 2012, a floor piece depicting the black pears of its title in stained sand; and Daniel Sinsel's Untitled, 2013, a brown monochrome grid painted onto a canvas bumpy with hazelnut shells.
I was trying to make my bed produce a loud squeak, which in the case of my bed I knew was caused by any lateral friction between the wooden slats and the frame's interior's shelflike support.
On another side, a series of small-scale models for the artist's architectural sculptures rest on shelflike protrusions.