Definition of 'on the shelf'
Example sentences containing 'on the shelf'
Alberg held out his lighter, but Alfred shook his head and used a wooden match from a box on the shelf.SLEEP WHILE I SING (1989)
Her picture, taken with his two children as a Christmas present, stood proudly on the shelf above his desk.LET NOT THE DEEP (1989)
She stopped him, placed the photograph back on the shelf, smiled a little impishly, sought out his lips.DREAMS OF INNOCENCE (1989)
An hour later, there were three more machines on the shelf.THE INNOCENT (1989)
Definition of on the shelf from the Collins English Dictionary
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