Shelf

Laid on the shelf, or shelved. A government officer no longer actively employed; an actor no longer assigned a part; a young lady past the ordinary age of marriage; a pawn at the broker's; a question started and set aside. All mean laid up and put away.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Shelf from Fact Monster:

  • continental shelf - continental shelf: continental shelf: see ocean.
  • Analogy Quiz - (What is an analogy?) BEAST : CREATURE :: shelf : _____ Hint ledge books wood Word Quiz Spelling ...
  • ocean: Continental Shelves, Slopes, and Rises - Continental Shelves, Slopes, and Rises Virtually all continents are surrounded by a gently sloping ...
  • Ross Island - Ross Island Ross Island, in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, on the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf. Part of ...
  • What does it mean? - heifer --Listen to the pronunciation: WAV format or AU format Farmer Judy spent an hour looking for ...

Related Content