shelfful

NOUN
  1. the amount that a shelf will hold
    he bought a shelfful of books
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How To Use shelfful In A Sentence

  • This book is not meant to replace these guides, but rather to put a shelfful of plant and animal information into a community context—the way you actually experience it in the field. The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States
  • Inside were more third-rate landscapes, more time warp ambience: a shelfful of Depression glass; a tool and die company calendar dating from 1967, a wall menu listing steak and eggs for $1.95 and nickel coffee. Over the Edge
  • he bought a shelfful of books
  • But just as good are used bookstores, where I often buy a shelfful (say 1972 to 1990) of science fiction anthologies if they are available. Confessions of a Biblioholic
  • While keeping his day job as a partner at a Chicago law firm, he's written a shelfful of legal thrillers like "Burden of Proof" and "Reversible Errors. A Life in Books: Scott Turow
  • As I had over the years accumulated a whole shelfful of area telephone directories, it was not so difficult, via the Northamptonshire Yellow Pages to find and talk to Miss Richardson's vet. Come To Grief
  • Based on his own admission, he is 'just' an archivist and may not even be a devotee of Sri Aurobindo an admirer maybe of his ability "..to write a shelfful of books" or the Mother or a practitioner of the integral yoga. Now is the time for a thorough overhaul at Sri Aurobindo Ashram
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