choke-full

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj choke-full packed full to capacity "chowder chockablock with pieces of fish"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Choke-full Full to the brim; quite full; chock-full.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • choke-full Full to the utmost; full to the point of choking or obstructing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Choke-full quite full
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Choke.

Usage

In literature:

Aristide, worker of miracles, strutted by her side choke-full of vanity.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
Carrying a tray full of dishes, Bob went into the kitchen choking down his mirth.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
He was full of a choking rage and blind desire for them to get their hands off him.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
The very joy of what I saw seemed to fill my throat choking full.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
Guess I'd fill this old shop (the Pamment mansion) choke full of wimmen!
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
His four motors choked, sputtered, then burst into a sweet, full-throated roar.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
Just then another carriage drove up, choke full of little dark men.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
Presently this spasm, which I watched with choking tears, lessened and died away; and he came again to the full possession of his mind.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
By this time they must be full of the choke-damp.
"Facing Death" by G. A. Henty
Mobs of citizens choked the alleys, and every rooftop was full.
"Black Amazon of Mars" by Leigh Brackett
I was using a Baker full choke 28 in.
"Fox Trapping" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Twenty jars choke-full of gold, all standing one beside the other!
"Russian Fairy Tales" by R. Nisbet Bain
Once more the teamsters took full loads and the choked skidways found relief.
"The Boss of Wind River" by A. M. Chisholm
The reporter jammed his foot on the starter again and again and gave it the full choke.
"Whispering Walls" by Mildred A. Wirt
On Thursday evening the theatre, choking full though it was, hardly presented a brilliant appearance.
"Spanish Highways and Byways" by Katharine Lee Bates
The Eastern hospitals, at Scutari and within the lines of our camp, were choke-full of the wounded.
"The Public Life of Queen Victoria" by John McGilchrist
But the crust choked her; she felt hot with fever, and her throat was parched and full of pain.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
The city of Roxburgh and the town of Kelso were full of visitors; choke full of them!
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by James Hogg
It's full choke, both barrels and on the meils it's always a case of long shots.
"The Drunkard" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The air was full of a gas that burned the throat and choked the lungs.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys and the Lost Liner" by Wilbur Lawton
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In poetry:

There was an Old Man of the South,
Who had an immederate mouth;
But in swallowing a dish,
That was quite full of fish,
He was choked, that Old Man of the South.
"Limerick: There was an Old Man of the South" by Edward Lear
Black streets and alleys, evil girl and tearless,
Creeping leaden footed each in thin, torn coat,
Wine-stained and miry, mire choked and winding,
Wind like choking fingers on a white, full throat.
"Marching Streets" by F Scott Fitzgerald
Barber got up on Sunday morning to prepare breakfast for his family,
And a most appalling sight he then did see;
For he found the room was full of smoke,
So dense, indeed, that it nearly did him choke.
"Calamity in London" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

She received points for landing the takedown, a choke attempt and getting full mount.
View full size Eliot Kamenitz, Times-Picayune archive Greg McRae, a 27-year NOPD veteran, choked up at times as he recounted the stress of Hurricane Katrina and his decision to abandon and burn Henry Glover's body beside a levee in Algiers.
Grocery check-out stands are choked full of magazines about celebrity personalities.
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