chock-full

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj chock-full packed full to capacity "chowder chockablock with pieces of fish"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • pred. a Chock-full Quite full; full to capacity; choke-full; as, chowder chock-full of clams.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chock-full See choke-full.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Chock-full quite full
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Choke.

Usage

In literature:

It was chock full, and Jim and I have to sleep under the table.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
Dog on ye, I'm chock full of strong alkali.
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
It was chock-full, and it would go down like lead.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
One part o' the hold's chock full o' cases.
"King o' the Beach" by George Manville Fenn
Chaps like they, who can hire brigs and skippers and crews, are chock full o' money.
"Old Gold" by George Manville Fenn
I feels chock-full already, an' it might be dangerous.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
And when I got into this county I found it chock full of armies.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
We got two buckets chock-full!
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
She's chock-full of island lore, and perhaps I'll make a book myself some day.
"Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
What's one small girl more or less, when the world's chock full of them?
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
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In poetry:

She made her living by selling pies,
Her meat pies were a treat,
Chock full of meat and such a size
'Cos she was getting the meat from —
"Sweeney Todd, The Barber" by Weston and Lee
He tipped cannon ball out of muzzle
He took out the wadding and all.
He filled barrel chock full of powder,
Then picked up and replaced the ball.
"Sam's Christmas Pudding" by Marriott Edgar
As a lad aw'd been bashful an shy,
An aw blushed if a woman went by,
But this day bi gooid luck,
Aw felt chock full o' pluck,
Soa to leet on aw sattled to try.
"Horton Tide" by John Hartley
I long to see its chock-full crowdedness
And glutted squirming populousness on fire
Like a field of filthy weeds
Burnt back to ash,
And then to see the new, real souls sprout up.
"Hibiscus And Salvia Flowers" by D H Lawrence
An' then her heart, 'twas made clar through
Of Californy metal,
Chock full of things es sugar sweet
Es a presarvin' kettle.
The beaux went crazed fur menny a mile
When I got thet kettle on the bile.
"The Deacon And His Daughter" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
"You tell Doreen, yer wife, 'ow I am chock
Full to the neck wiv thanks fer things she sends.
Each time I shoves me foot inside a sock
I bless sich friends.
I'm bustin' wiv glad thorts fer things she did;
So tell 'er I serloots 'er, an' the kid.
"Rabbits" by C J Dennis

In news:

New York "World Punk" pioneers Firewater drop by KEXP for a raucous, clattering performance chock-full of foot-stompers from their latest album, "International Orange".
Neiman Marcus has unveiled its annual holiday catalog chock-full of gifts from the relatively affordable to the enormously expensive (and goofy).
Right now, my hallway is chock full of awesome skatewear and gear from vendors like Wicked, Grnmnstr (read: Antik skates.
The world of television commercials is chock full of integrated enterprises, but not so ours.
Look, this place has incredible chopped salads, chock-full of meats, cheeses, fresh romaine lettuce, peppers, colorful veggies, and tangy original sauces.
Forty-plus-year history of queer movement chock full of colourful and outlandish outfits.
The 2011 holiday season rolls into the North Bay chock-full of great live shows for every musical taste.
Linguine with Eggplant is chock-full of fresh herbs, spices and veggies so every forkful is packed with tasty nutrition.
It consists of a database chock-full of moonwalking attempt videos, submitted by users, that all link together to form a never ending Michal Jackson tribute of funk.
A two-hour drive from Mexico City, Puebla is chock full of colonial treasures, cafe-lined squares and a vibrant arts- and- crafts culture.
An island chock full of natural attractions: hot springs, rain forests, mountains and the sea.
Much like the daily slog to and from this barrier island, Rory McIlroy's road back to major championship glory was chock-full of congestion.
Only his version was chock-full of racy New York City-specific jokes.
Samuel Adams' Merry Mischief gingerbread stout is an enjoyable beer chock full of sugars and spices that remind one of holiday treats.
One of the big open questions is whether servers chock full of ARM chips can perform well enough to make them a worthy alternative to Intel-based servers.
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