Shelving

Definitions

  • A letter the Dies Committee shelved
    A letter the Dies Committee shelved
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shelving Material for shelves; shelves, collectively.
    • a Shelving Sloping gradually; inclining; as, a shelving shore. "Shelving arches."
    • Shelving The act of fitting up shelves; as, the job of shelving a closet.
    • Shelving The act of laying on a shelf, or on the shelf; putting off or aside; as, the shelving of a claim.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The United States Library of Congress contains 73 millions volumes (books), arranged on 350 miles of shelves.
    • n shelving Materials for shelves, or shelves collectively.
    • n shelving The act of placing or arranging on a shelf or shelves: as, the shelving of one's books; hence, the act of putting away, off, or aside.
    • n shelving In husbandry, an open frame fitted to a wagon or cart to enable it to receive a larger load of some light material, as hay or leaves.
    • n shelving Sloping.
    • n shelving A shelvy place; a bank or reef.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Shelving the furnishing with shelves: the act of placing on a shelf: shelves or materials for shelves
    • n Shelving a shelving place:
    • n Shelving (rare) a bank
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Quotations

  • Charles Lamb
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    “Borrowers of books --those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.”
  • Adrian Cadbury
    Adrian Cadbury
    “Shelving hard decisions is the least ethical course.”
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
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    “Here Greek and Roman find themselves alive along these crowded shelves; and Shakespeare treads again his stage, and Chaucer paints anew his age.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. ult. from Ice. skelgja-sk, to come askew—skjálgr, wry.

Usage

In literature:

The river but a few feet below them, bordered by shelving terraces of rock, suddenly disappeared.
"A Mating in the Wilds" by Ottwell Binns
There they were, all waiting hidden below, ready to fill the empty shelves of the museum.
"Penelope and the Others" by Amy Walton
If he was financially depressed, he would hunt in the out-of-door shelves of well-known Philadelphia bookshops.
"The Bibliotaph" by Leon H. Vincent
Right ahead of her lay the little island of Delginish with a sharply shelving gravel shore.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
McGee led the way straight to where the long hollowed-out log boat rested, the prow drawn up on the shelving shore.
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
He took down books from the shelves, turned them over, and put them back again.
"Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories" by Arthur Christopher Benson
The door-bell tinkled early and late, and the stock on the shelves grew.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
He looked over his shelves and resolved that he would make up a collection of books for the Art Museum.
"On the Stairs" by Henry B. Fuller
These can be fitted up with shelves, pegs, and curtains, as before described.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
She shelved the doubt as to whether Patsy was under a misapprehension.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
Henry started for the book-shelves, but Willie, who sat nearest the shelves, was there almost before Henry was out of his chair.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
Many shelves of books lined the walls.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
The banks shelved so gradually that the boats grounded when still some twenty yards or more from the shore.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
It is poured into trays of enameled ware, and these trays are placed on shelves in another evaporator.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
The shelves for the beds are temporary affairs, put up and taken down every year.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
Low book-shelves lined the walls, with here and there a fine bust in bronze or Carrara marble.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The ocean side of the cottage was windowless and lined with well-used books on pine shelves.
"Margarita's Soul" by Ingraham Lovell
They are known as shelving or bracket fungi, or popularly as "fungoids" or "fungos.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
She told them about the wide shelving rocks which were like the ones above their cave.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
The book-shelves were made of rough pine, unplaned, unpainted, and were scarcely a seemly setting for the treasure they bore.
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
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In poetry:

For well he knew what dangers frowned,
What mists would gather, dim;
What rocks and shelves, and sands lay round
Between his port and him.
"The Wanderer From The Fold" by Emily Jane Bronte
Like flowers that drop in hidden streams,
Low under shelving weights of ground,
His thoughts went drooping into dreams
Though never trembling into sound.
"Rhyme of my Playmate" by Alice Cary
Sometimes the wavelets wimple in
O'erlapping tiers of crystal shelves,
And little circles dimple in,
As if the waters quaffed themselves,
The while they spin:
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
And none to tell us, and none to teach
By the western hedge or the shelving beach,
But all of us know what everyone knows,
We love the Rose. Oh! we love the Rose.
"The Rose" by Henry Lawson
"What shall we do? What shall we do?
Why, lay them on the shelves,
And we'll go down ourselves,
And teach the rebels something new,
And teach the rebels something new."
"We'll Go Down Ourselves" by Henry Clay Work
Is his form hidden by some cliff or crag,
Or does he loiter on the shelving shore?
We know not, though we know he waits for us,
Somewhere upon the road that lies before.
"The Messenger" by Marietta Holley

In news:

I am one of several volunteers who shelved books at the old library and who now shelves books at the new library.
Others, like me, only shelve when called.
Tips for identifying the good, the bad, and the nutritionally bankrupt on your supermarket's shelves.
My job that day was to clean shelves in my office.
Winter Ale on Shelves This Month.
Controversial supplement to come off shelves.
Shoppers who 'clear shelves' cause dismay in aisles.
It's all going to the dogs: The Sturgeons' 14,000- square-foot home has a two-story European library, but the shelves aren't stocked with books.
Dennis Lewis, the US representative for Berjuan Toys, a family-owned, 40-year-old doll maker in Spain, can't get the dolls onto mainstream shelves more than a year after introducing the line in the U.S.
What, exactly, we don't need is unclear to Dennis Lewis, US representative for Berjuan Toys, a family-owned, doll maker in Spain that can't get the dolls onto mainstream shelves more than a year after introducing the line in this country.
All tobacco products were removed from their shelves by February 10th.
OREM, Utah, Jan 25 — The shelves appear much like those in any other small video rental shop.
Target to Expel Amazon's Kindles from Store Shelves.
Energy drinks are flying off the grocery shelves and are becoming increasing popular with teens.
Although 19 years have passed since the Manchester-based label Factory Records shut down production, the label's all-stars will hit shelves on October 11 in a compilation album via Strut.
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In science:

If depth(T ) = 2 we obtain the ”library with several shelves” model considered in , as indicated in Figure 2.
Note: Random-to-front shuffles on trees
The first is possible through the methods of optical pumping and laser cooling, the second through the ‘quantum jump’ or ‘electron shelving’ measurement technique.
Quantum Computing
State preparation is by optical pumping and laser cooling; readout is by electron shelving and resonance fluorescence, which enables the state of each ion to be measured with high signal to noise ratio.
Quantum Computing
Figure 2.1: The 64 minimal nodes of the metacomputer on shelves surrounding the master computer.
Computational Asteroseismology
This discussion naturally leads to the technique of electron-shelving.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Electron shelving Examine the three level system diagramed in Figure 2.18.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
One way forward is to realize that photons are easy to collect on the strong |g(cid:105) ↔ |e1 (cid:105) transition and that such a transition wil l not occur when the atom is in the metastable or shelved state |e2 (cid:105).
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
The energy level structure in Ba+ shown in Figure 2.15 is only slightly more complicated in terms of electron shelving.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
In addition to finding utility in the precision experiments detailed in later chapters, electron shelving is also the most straightforward way to be sure one has trapped just one ion.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Figure 2.21 depicts the observed fluorescence following a pulse of 455 nm shelving light when five or six ions were present in the trap.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Figure 2.20: Three variations of observed electron shelving in a single barium ion.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Figure 2.21: Electron shelving allows us to count the number of ions in our trap.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Two angled window adapters form the cooling/repumping laser beam axis, and two flat windows located 3 cm away from the trap allow for photomultiplier tube viewing and access for the shelving and deshelving lamps (see Figure 4.10).
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Another dichroic beamsplitter combines the light from powerful orange and blue LEDs that are imaged onto the ion trap and provide 455 nm shelving and 615 nm deshelving radiation.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Though the spectral density of the LEDs is quite low—they each emit a 40 nm optical bandwidth—we drive shelving and deshelving transitions at rates exceeding 10 Hz.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
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