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Lengua inglesa
shelf
noun (shelves )
1 a board fixed to a wall or part of a cupboard, bookcase, etc, for storing or laying things on.
2 said especially of books: a shelf-ful.
3 a ledge of land, rock, etc; a sandbank.
[Anglo-Saxon scylf ]
on the shelf
1 said of a person or thing: too old or worn out to be of any use.
2 said of a person, especially a woman: no longer likely to marry, especially because of being too old.


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