Sam Bungey reports from the streets of London, where the final edition flew off shelves.
The goal: Get Twinkies back on shelves before the 2013 school year starts.
You can think of it as a digital shopping cart that lets you scan the shelves at Amazon and grab whatever you like.
Campbell describes the books on his shelves as a “curated” collection.
Relationships with his female singers seem to have played a greater part than the books on his shelves.
She was nervous, could hardly reach the teacups from the shelves.
She turned away to range some boxes on the shelves behind the counter.
And presently a row of grinning skulls was ranged upon his shelves.
She went to the shelves, found her volume, and turned abruptly.
I think I see all their volumes now, filling the shelves of a dozen German convents.
late 14c., from Middle Low German schelf "shelf, set of shelves," or from Old English cognate scylfe, which perhaps meant "shelf, ledge, floor," and scylf "peak, pinnacle," from Proto-Germanic *skelf- "split," possibly from the notion of a split piece of wood (cf. Old Norse skjölf "bench"), from PIE root *(s)kel- (1) "to cut, cleave" (see scale (n.1)).
Shelf life first recorded 1927. Phrase on the shelf "out of the way, inactive" is attested from 1570s; of unmarried women with no prospects from 1839. Off the shelf "ready-made" is from 1936. Meaning "ledge of rock" is from 1809, perhaps from or influenced by shelf (n.2). Related: Shelves.
"sandbank," 1540s, of unknown origin. Related: Shelfy "abounding in sandbanks."
1590s, "to overhang," also "to provide with shelves," probably a back-formation from shelves, plural of shelf (n.1). Meaning "put on a shelf" first recorded 1650s; metaphoric sense of "lay aside, dismiss" is from 1812. Related: Shelved; shelving.
"to slope gradually," 1610s, from Middle English shelven "to slope," from shelfe "grassy slope," a word related to shelf (n.1). Related: Shelved; shelving.
See continental shelf.