1. [syn: reefy, shelfy, shelvy, shoaly]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shelfy \Shelf"y\, a.
1. Abounding in shelves; full of dangerous shallows. "A
shelfy coast." --Dryden.
2. Full of strata of rock. [Obs.]
The tillable fields are in some places . . . so
shelfy that the corn hath much ado to fasten its
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals; "reefy
shallows"; "shoaly waters" [syn: reefy, shelfy,