Definition of Shelflike

1. Adjective. Resembling a shelf (or considered to resemble a shelf). "Shelflike table"

Partainyms: Shelf



Definition of Shelflike

1. Adjective. Resembling a shelf or some aspect of one. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shelflike

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shelflike

shelf bracket
shelf cloud
shelf clouds
shelf fungus
shelf ice
shelf life
shelf lives
shelfed
shelfful
shelffuls
shelfier
shelfiest
shelfing
shelflife
shelflike (current term)
shelflives
shelfmark
shelfmarks
shelfs
shelfward
shelfware
shelfwares
shelfy
shell
shell-flower
shell-lac
shell-lacs
shell-less
shell-like

Literary usage of Shelflike

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletins of American Paleontology by Cornell University, Paleontological Research Institution (1895)
"... one large rib and sometimes a finer thread is between the primary ribs on the shelflike area. There are specimens in the collections of the variety that ..."

2. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"LESSON CLXXXI BRACKET FUNGI Leading thought—The fungi which we see growing shelflike from trees, are deadly enemies to the trees. Their spores germinate and ..."

3. On Sunset Highways: A Book of Motor Rambles in California by Thomas Dowler Murphy (1921)
"We followed the river canyon almost due north over a shelflike road cut in the hillsides some distance above the stream. It commands a beautiful view of the ..."

4. A Laboratory Manual for Elementary Zoölogy by Libbie Henrietta Hyman (1919)
"... has a sort of shelflike extension inward at the point where the body of the zooid continues into the ..."

5. Aquatic Insects in New York State by James George Needham (1903)
"... thorax and bases of the legs very hairy; disk of the prothoracic dorsum produced laterally at its ends into thin, shelflike, bristle-fringed lobes. ..."

6. A University Text-book of Botany by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1902)
"The stigma forms a little shelflike outgrowth above the stamens, but quite out of reach of any pollen which might be accidentally shed ..."

7. A University Text-book of Botany by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1907)
"The stigma forms a little shelflike outgrowth above the stamens, but quite out of reach of any pollen which might be accidentally shed from them, ..."

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