Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Abounding in shelves; full of dangerous shallows.
  • adj. Full of strata of rock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding in shelves; full of dangerous shallows.
  • adj. Full of strata of rock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of shelves: Shalvy.
  • Full of rocky up-cropping ledges.

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

  • adj. full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals

Etymologies

shelf +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Just like me shelfy shelf at home and I got a terrible twang in my terrible stomach and I missed my dark slips.

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  • I just need to get some storage for under the desk I tried Ikea and found nothing suitable, but I think I'll try again - if I can't get a little shelfy unit thing from Ikea, where can I go?

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  • So that was Larie's third world -- an island with a soft rug of bright-green grass, and big shelfy rocks of red and green and gray, and rugged dark-green trees, with white gulls resting on the branches, and a lighthouse with its signal.

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  • Glides by the Sirens’ cliffs, a shelfy coast, 1125

    The Fifth Book of the Aeneis

  • While he was speaking, his flies alit on the glassy ripple, like gnats in their love-dance; and then by a turn of the wrist, he played them just below the surface, and let them go gliding down the stickle, into the shelfy nook of shadow where the big trout hovered.

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  • So away she sped by a lonely little foot-path, where nobody could take from her contagion of bad morals; and avoiding the incline of boats, she made off nicely for the quiet outer bay, and there, upon a shelfy rock, she sat and breathed the sea.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • Smooth water, sandy coves, and shelfy landings tempted comfortable jobs; and any man owning a boat that would carry a sail as big as a shawl might smuggle, with heed of the weather, and audacity.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • Despite his public shows of commitment to his shelfy one, Justin's got a reputation as a backstage player who loves to brag of his conquests.

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  • Therefore neither do they wait for leaves to introduce them, nor much weather to encourage, but in shelfy corners come, in a day, or in a night -- no man knows quite which it is; and there they are, as if by magic, asking, "Am

    Frida, or, The Lover's Leap, A Legend Of The West Country From "Slain By The Doones" By R. D. Blackmore

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