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  • n. Enough to fill a shelf.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the amount that a shelf will hold


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  • But just as good are used bookstores, where I often buy a shelfful (say 1972 to 1990) of science fiction anthologies if they are available.

    Confessions of a Biblioholic

  • Based on his own admission, he is 'just' an archivist and may not even be a devotee of Sri Aurobindo an admirer maybe of his ability " write a shelfful of books" or the Mother or a practitioner of the integral yoga.

    Now is the time for a thorough overhaul at Sri Aurobindo Ashram

  • While keeping his day job as a partner at a Chicago law firm, he's written a shelfful of legal thrillers like "Burden of Proof" and "Reversible Errors."

    A Life in Books: Scott Turow

  • As I had over the years accumulated a whole shelfful of area telephone directories, it was not so difficult, via the Northamptonshire Yellow Pages to find and talk to Miss Richardson's vet.

    Come To Grief

  • This book is not meant to replace these guides, but rather to put a shelfful of plant and animal information into a community context—the way you actually experience it in the field.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

  • Inside were more third-rate landscapes, more time warp ambience: a shelfful of Depression glass; a tool and die company calendar dating from 1967, a wall menu listing steak and eggs for $1.95 and nickel coffee.

    Over the Edge

  • In one window we had a shelfful of current books, open to attractive pictures, with a sign reminding wayfarers that they might be taken out by cardholders and that cards were free.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf

  • *** There is more tonic value in _Sister Carrie_ than in a whole shelfful of sermons.

    The Rose of Old St. Louis

  • "Don't stop fer that; there's a shelfful of all kinds behind the counter," Barr interposed.

    Bar-20 Days

  • *** There is more tonic value in Sister Carrie than in a whole shelfful of sermons.

    The Forsaken Inn A Novel


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