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  • adj. best, or high quality
  • adj. Describing books, magazines, or movies that have adult content, or soft-core porn.


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  • He’d watched as she stretched upward to a top shelf in the hallway where her holiday decorations were stashed and seen a flash of smooth hard abdomen as her knit shirt had risen upward, away from the waistband of her jeans.


  • That’s how Mama wound up sitting on the top shelf of Audrey’s bookcase.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • Reaching up with effort, she pulled down an old cookie tin from the top shelf that was heavy with the weight of her peacekeeper.

    Surrender the Dark

  • Over the door, on a shelf or in a cupboard, were four Psalters; thirty-six books were on the top shelf on the other side of the room; the remainder, to the number of about 270, were on other shelves marked by letters of the alphabet. 4.61

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • Gordean moved to a bookcase, reached behind the top shelf and returned with an envelope.

    The Big Nowhere

  • The top shelf had a soot-colored blanket on it; the bottom shelf was empty.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • The Collected Works of Gertrude Stein, hardcover edition, fell from the oversized-book top shelf onto my left foot.

    The Best American Erotica 2006

  • In front of the Cognac on the top shelf was a bottle of Haitian Barbancourt Rhum, aged fifteen years and as expensive as unblended Scotch.

    Body of Evidence


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