Translation of shelf in Spanish:

shelf

Pronunciation: /ʃelf/

noun/nombre (plural shelves)

  • 2 [Geology/Geología] banco (masculine), bajo (masculine), arrecife (masculine)
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    • There were, broadly speaking, three tracts of relevant land: there is the rock shelf, which was tidal…
    • A dusty pile of sheet rock tumbled from one of the high, unsteady shelves and landed beside Barbara.
    • I pull the rope bag out and drop it on the ledge in front of my shins, padding the rock shelf so I can lean into it.
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    • This problem with the sediment trap technique is probably restricted to the continental slope and shelf and will not occur over abyssal depths.
    • Recruitment patterns of these species along the shelf were then used to infer water-mass distributions along the shelf.
    • Zebra sharks are primarily bottom dwellers that live in warm shallow inland waters, of continental and island shelves.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.