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noun as in jutting, flat area or piece

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The 10-inch-deep shelf up top is a great place for placing plants, picture frames, keys, lamps, or any other odds and ends the space might require, too.

The empty supermarket shelves and shortages of medical supplies of recent months have driven home the fact that supply chain stability is not just a business issue.

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Even when you’re anxious, you’re delivering those packages, stocking those shelves, and doing all that essential work so that all of us can keep moving forward.

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It’s not the first product to be torn from shelves, physical or otherwise.

You can add robe hooks to the back of the door and install a hotel towel shelf above the commode where towels are out of the way but easily accessible.

But by far the most interesting object, which held enormous fascination for me, sat high up on the top shelf.

And much of it, unlike Pappy, is right there on the shelf, humbly, quietly waiting to be tried.

The men preside over three display cases, each with three shelves, seven comic books per shelf.

On the top shelf, sandwiched between Detective Comics No.27 and Superman No.1, are three issues of Actions Comics No.1.

But how much easier, he says with disdain, for those who just buy whiskey off the shelf and market it.

On a shelf near one of these windows stood the little Madonna, again wreathed with vines as in San Pasquale.

The walls were painted blue, the skirting almost a third of the height, and so wide at the top as to form a narrow shelf.

On a shelf above the divan, however, were many books, and Gwynne ran his eye over them.

Kerry crossed the room, laid his oilskin and cane upon a chair, and from the shelf where it reposed took a squat volume.

Moodily he stood there, one hand on the high mantel shelf, one foot upon an andiron, his eyes upon the flames.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shelf, such as: counter, cupboard, ledge, rack, bank, and bracket.

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