He bought a shelfful of books. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Noun, : They buy canned goods by the shelfful. ,We gave away a shelfful of books. From Dictionary.com.
But just as good are used bookstores, where I often buy a shelfful (say 1972 to 1990) of science fiction anthologies if they are available. From Wordnik.com. [Confessions of a Biblioholic] Reference
While keeping his day job as a partner at a Chicago law firm, he's written a shelfful of legal thrillers like "Burden of Proof" and "Reversible Errors.". From Wordnik.com. [A Life in Books: Scott Turow] Reference
In one window we had a shelfful of current books, open to attractive pictures, with a sign reminding wayfarers that they might be taken out by cardholders and that cards were free. From Wordnik.com. [A Librarian's Open Shelf] Reference
This book is not meant to replace these guides, but rather to put a shelfful of plant and animal information into a community context—the way you actually experience it in the field. From Wordnik.com. [The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States] Reference
Based on his own admission, he is 'just' an archivist and may not even be a devotee of Sri Aurobindo an admirer maybe of his ability "..to write a shelfful of books" or the Mother or a practitioner of the integral yoga. From Wordnik.com. [Now is the time for a thorough overhaul at Sri Aurobindo Ashram] Reference
Coca-Cola needs people to have a warm-fuzzy when staring at a shelfful of sugar water; you just need sales. From Wordnik.com. [OnStartups] Reference
A collector in New York many years ago had secured a large shelfful of various editions, said to number about one hundred. From Wordnik.com. [Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth; reprinted from the rare first American edition (1794), over twelve hundred errors in later editions being corected, and the preface restored; with an historical and biographical introduction, bibliography, etc., by Francis W. Halsey.] Reference
Monistic code free dvd player chokey swainsona alex shelfful profanely has autocratically tattily nonesuch on his submariner to channukah childbearing ottar, limb the banknote. From Wordnik.com. [Rational Review] Reference
"I rather dislike having a whole shelfful of his works by my bed. From Wordnik.com. [Piranha to Scurfy & Other Stories]
A shelfful of volumes to our credit. From Wordnik.com. [Modern American Prose Selections] Reference
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