Definition of Shelly

1. a. Abounding with shells; consisting of shells, or of a shell.



Definition of Shelly

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Old English dot=), variant of Shelley. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname, mostly of persons born before 1930. ¹

3. Proper noun. (surnames female given name) used since 1930s, variant of Shelley. ¹

4. Adjective. Composed of the shells of dead marine creatures ¹

5. Adjective. Resembling, or comprising, the shell of a mollusc ¹

6. Adjective. Abounding with shells. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shelly

1. abounding in seashells [adj SHELLIER, SHELLIEST] - See also: seashells

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shelly

shelliness
shelling
shellings
shellless
shelllike
shellpad
shellproof
shells
shellshock
shellshocked
shellsuit
shellsuited
shellsuits
shellwork
shellworks
shelly (current term)
shelta
sheltas
shelter
shelter deck
shelter dog
shelter dogs
shelter tent
shelterbelt
shelterbelts
sheltered
sheltered workshop
sheltered workshops
shelterer
shelterers

Literary usage of Shelly

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Court of the United by Samuel Blatchford (1888)
"Topping made the sale and turned over the proceeds, less his commissions, to the defendant shelly, the sheriff having in the meantime left the country and ..."

2. Southern Literary Messenger by Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Computer Science (1844)
"shelly is on the North bank of the York river, in the county of Gloucester, ... But the marshy oozy character of the bank of the York below shelly, ..."

3. The American Decisions: Containing All the Cases of General Value and by John Proffatt, Abraham Clark Freeman (1888)
"Dean owned lande in Pennsylvania, and shelly claimed to own lands in Iowa. Dean sold hie land to shelly, and took in part payment the ..."

4. Historical Collections of Virginia: Containing a Collection of the Most by Henry Howe (1845)
"shelly is on the north bank of the York River, in the county of Gloucester, ... But the marshy, oozy character of the bank of the York below shelly, ..."

5. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"shelly. They took him up in their arms, and laid him upon some chairs. ... shelly. They laid blankets upon him, and pillows under him, and laid him upon the ..."

6. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1890)
"I may here mention, that on a part of the coast of Ascension, where there is a vast accumulation of shelly sand, an incrustation is deposited on the tidal ..."

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