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.

 

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