chock-a-block

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv chock-a-block as completely as possible "it was chock-a-block full"
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Usage

In literature:

And in the mornin' I found a rock as big as that box, lying chock-a-block agin the door.
"In a Hollow of the Hills" by Bret Harte
I'm blessed if we ar'n't about chock a' block here!
"White Jacket" by Herman Melville
Chock-a-block in the others.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
The big Ravine and all the small nullahs are chock-a-block with corpses.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
A well-drilled gun crew could make the shift very rapidly, using a lifting jack, a few rollers, blocks, and chocks.
"Artillery Through the Ages" by Albert Manucy
I wish I could ask you to stay, but we are chock-a-block with cousins and aunts.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The railroad yard was chock-a-block with freight and passenger cars, and nobody was there to tell us where to go or where to find provisions.
"American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edward Stratemeyer
Damer's is always chock-a-block, you know.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
My rooms are chock-a-block with just such things, now.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
A block at the bottom of the port-sill for receiving the chock of the gun-carriage, and to aid in training the gun.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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In news:

It's not easy for anyone: How do you carve out personal time in a schedule chock-a-block full of business commitments.
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