Beyond February 14, the collapse is shelving more complex plans.
Meanwhile, the search, expected to last 10 hours per day, began with the removal of some shelving.
The island was a ridge of some elevation, shelving down by ledges to the sea.
The narrow, shelving beach, rivalled the whiteness of a fresh snow-drift.
Christian lay like a half-drowned man upon the shelving ledge, slowly realising his position.
Gradually the water shoaled as they made their way up the shelving sand.
Slowly and carefully the fisher drew the fish towards the shelving bank, where Junkie stood ready with the gaff.
Here he emptied his pockets on the table and built a shelving house of gold.
They ran their boat upon a shelving beach, where it was usually kept when the stage of water permitted.
This shelving of the real facts, of course, is unconscious on the part of women.
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.