Shelly Shell"y, a. Abounding with shells; consisting of shells, or of a shell. ``The shelly shore.'' --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Shrinks backward in his shelly cave. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • shelly — ˈshelē, li adjective ( er/ est) 1. a. : abounding in or covered with shells, especially seashells a shelly shore shelly ground b. : consisting of shells or of a shell the hermit crab in his shelly cave …   Useful english dictionary

  • shelly — adjective (shellier; est) Date: 1555 1. abounding in or covered with shells < a shelly shore > 2. of, relating to, or resembling a shell …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shelly — /shel ee/, adj., shellier, shelliest. 1. abounding in shells: a shelly surf. 2. consisting of a shell or shells. 3. like a shell or shells. [1545 55; SHELL + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Shelly — noun a) variant of Shelley. b) transferred from the surname, mostly of persons born before 1930 …   Wiktionary

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