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shelf

  • n  a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
  • n  a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water

  • Canned foods have a relatively short shelf-life of a year or two, although Hormel Corned Beef is said to have an indefinite shelf-life.
  • At last, off to one side, you see it: the Ross Ice Shelf, a mesmerizing expanse of white that stretches to the horizon and beyond.
  • In fact, Parfitt claims he has traced it (or a replacement container for the original Ark), to a dusty bottom shelf in a museum in Harare, Zimbabwe.
News & Articles

  • Indians notes: Swisher on the shelf with sore shoulder
    CLEVELAND — A sore left shoulder may plague Nick Swisher the rest of the season, but it isn’t enough to land him on the disabled list at this point. Manager Terry Francona said Swisher underwent an MRI on Sunday and received a cortisone injection Monday, and that there were no structural changes to a shoulder [...] The post Indians notes: Swisher on the shelf with sore shoulder appeared first on ...
    June 18, 2013 - The Chronicle-Telegram
  • ASCC Begins Brand-Building Wholesale Initiative
    TOP Shelf Distributing, the wholesale subsidiary of The Aristocrat Group Corp. , announced today that it is in the process of obtaining wholesaler licensing in one of the country’s top markets in the $21.3 billion U.S.
    June 17, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
  • mPhase Technologies Receives 2013 Frost & Sullivan Award for its Path-Breaking Battery Technology
    -- Unparalleled battery shelf life, reduction in toxicity, cost-effectiveness, and small footprint distinguish the cell-array battery from competing technologies MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June 17, 2013 ...
    June 17, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
Quotes

  • Nancy Pelosi in Politico
    In the radio address, Pelosi said the Democrats' plan "will consider opening portions of the Outer Continental Shelf for drilling, with appropriate safeguards, and without taxpayer subsidies for Big Oil."
  • Mary Landrieu in BusinessWeek
    This could be devastating to our state and the Gulf coast,Landrieu said. "But we want to make sure that as outer continental shelf development takes place, it's done in a safe way."
  • Steny Hoyer in Guardian Unlimited
    Whatever we do is going to have a 12-month shelf life,said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.

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