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  • nounjutting, flat area or piece
  • verbdefer, postpone

synonyms for shelves

  • counter
  • cupboard
  • ledge
  • rack
  • bank
  • bracket
  • console
  • mantelpiece
  • mantle
  • reef
  • ridge
  • rock
  • shallow
  • shoal
  • suspend
  • waive
  • freeze
  • prolong
  • put off
  • dismiss
  • scrub
  • drop
  • pigeonhole
  • stay
  • delay
  • sideline
  • table
  • hold
  • hold up
  • tie up
  • mothball
  • give up
  • prorogue
  • hang up
  • hold off
  • hold over
  • lay aside
  • put aside
  • put on back burner
  • put on hold
  • put on ice
  • slow up
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Look at those long rows of pewter dishes and platters that grace the shelves.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
He carefully upset three dinner pails from the shelves in the rear as he hung up his hat.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Some shelves had been put up along one side of the stall, and they were piled with a lot of grimy-looking books.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Welcome jerked himself away from the book, whirled around on his wooden pin and pointed his knife at the book-shelves.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
After breakfast fixed up shack—shelves, benches, tools, etc.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
Now, in the kitchen, a great searching among jars and boxes on high shelves told of preparation for the occasional brew.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
Shelves and counters were piled with a colorful miscellany of goods calculated to appeal to primitive tastes.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
I close my eyes, to make the test fair, and walk to the shelves and put out my hand and take a book.
THE PROFITS OF RELIGIONUPTON SINCLAIR
It was a pretty looking place: with coloured decanters on its shelves and an array of sparkling glass.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
“Of spiriting away her daughter,” put in Duffham; who was standing back against the shelves.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
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