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shelfful

[shelf-foo l] /ˈʃɛlf fʊl/
noun, plural shelffuls.
1.
an amount adequate to fill a shelf:
They buy canned goods by the shelfful.
2.
the amount contained on a shelf:
We gave away a shelfful of books.
Origin of shelfful
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; shelf + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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  • "Don't stop fer that; there's a shelfful of all kinds behind the counter," Barr interposed.

    Bar-20 Days Clarence E. Mulford

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