Shelfy

Shelfy

Shelf"y\, a. 1. Abounding in shelves; full of dangerous shallows. "A shelfy coast." --Dryden.

2. Full of strata of rock. [Obs.]

The tillable fields are in some places . . . so shelfy that the corn hath much ado to fasten its root. --Carew.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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shelfy

adjective
full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals; "reefy shallows"; "shoaly waters" [syn: reefy
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