Definition of Shelfy

1. Adjective. Full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals. "Shoaly waters"

Exact synonyms: Reefy, Shelvy, Shoaly
Similar to: Shallow
Derivative terms: Reef, Shelf, Shoal



Definition of Shelfy

1. a. Abounding in shelves; full of dangerous shallows.

Definition of Shelfy

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Abounding in shelves; full of dangerous shallows. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Full of strata of rock. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shelfy

1. having shelves [adj SHELFIER, SHELFIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shelfy

shelfed
shelfful
shelffuls
shelfier
shelfiest
shelfing
shelflife
shelflike
shelflives
shelfmark
shelfmarks
shelfs
shelfward
shelfware
shelfwares
shelfy (current term)
shell
shell-flower
shell-lac
shell-lacs
shell-less
shell-like
shell-likes
shell-pad
shell-paddock
shell-shock
shell-shocked
shell-suit
shell-suits
shell bean

Literary usage of Shelfy

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1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"She ccas'd; and, hounding from the shelfy shore, Bound the descending nymph the waves resounding " High wrapt in wonder of the future deed, [roar. ..."

2. A Topographical Dictionary of England: Comprising the Several Counties by Samuel Lewis (1831)
"... or gravelly : the shelfy, or slaty ; and loam, differing in colour, texture, and degree of fertility. The first abounds in all the higher grounds, ..."

3. Excursions in the County of Cornwall: Comprising a Concise Historical and by Frederick Wilton Litchfield Stockdale (1824)
"This land is in general very productive, and fit for any kind of grain. The shelfy or slaty soil is far the most prevalent ..."

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