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  • adj. Resembling a shelf or some aspect of one.

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

  • adj. resembling a shelf (or considered to resemble a shelf)


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shelf +‎ -like


  • Inside—or, rather, outside—the summerhouse was the kind of place Rebecca would find enchanting, with its burbling fountain, decorative brickwork, and stone chairs protected from the elements by shelflike orange tile roofs.

    The Viognier Vendetta

  • Lying on my metal shelflike bunk, I hear hollow echoes of steel doors clanging and distant cries of pain or desperation.

    Life On The Shelf

  • The bark that conceals it has a charred, shelflike appearance.

    How to Find (and Ignite) Six Natural Fire Starters

  • The navigator sat on the port side behind a shelflike desk containing his charts and instruments.

    Masters of the Air

  • There was a one-inch-thick mattress on a shelflike outcropping from the wall.

    Lost Light

  • Beyond it, up the flue, was a shelflike projection having a thick accumulation of ash and soot.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • At water level, a narrow, shelflike deck extended the length of the Goya.

    Deception Point

  • She floated over to a shelflike water-level protuberance and raised the lighter.


  • WE CLUSTERED TOGETHER on the shelflike summit of a rocky outcropping.

    When the Wind Blows

  • Deep shelflike hollows gouged its walls, suitable caches for crates of illegal liquor.

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down


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