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[boo k-shelf] /ˈbʊkˌʃɛlf/
noun, plural bookshelves.
a shelf for holding books, especially one of several shelves in a bookcase.
Origin of bookshelf
First recorded in 1810-20; book + shelf Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I did observe that you did cast a wistful eye upon my bookshelf.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He laid his hand upon a bookshelf, and stood swaying there as if he were about to fall.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • Bell, it said, Bell of my own bookshelf, of all the editors of Shakespeare was the worst.

    Journeys to Bagdad

    Charles S. Brooks
  • Adam had been moving about the room, and stopped before the bookshelf.

  • Phyl turned from them to the bookshelf and the books it contained.

    The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole

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