adjective Date: circa 1892 of the best quality

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  • top shelf — adjective a) best, or high quality Jim has a lot of top shelf magazines. b) books, magazines, or movies that have adult content, or soft core …   Wiktionary

  • top shelf —    pornographic    The publications so described are displayed there in newsagents, supposedly out of the reach of children:     He publishes a number of top shelf titles. (BBC News 24, 7 February 2001, reporting on the purchaser of Express… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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  • Top Shelf Productions — Infobox Company company name = Top Shelf Productions company company type = Comic publisher company slogan = foundation = 1997 founder = Chris Staros and Brett Warnock key people = location = Marietta, Georgia industry = Comics homepage =… …   Wikipedia

  • shelf — W3S3 [ʃelf] n plural shelves [ʃelvz] [Date: 1300 1400; : Middle Low German; Origin: schelf] 1.) a long flat narrow board attached to a wall or in a frame or cupboard, used for putting things on top/bottom/next etc shelf ▪ Put it back on the top… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shelf — [ ʃelf ] (plural shelves [ ʃelvz ] ) noun count ** 1. ) a flat piece of wood, plastic, or glass that is attached to the wall or is part of a piece of furniture, used for putting things on: He took a book from the shelf. top/bottom shelf: The… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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