chock-full

[ chok-foo l, chuhk- ]SEE DEFINITION OF chock-full
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That pipe's been up so long that I wouldn't wonder if 'twas chock-full of soot.

And besides, he would get his whiskers all chock-full of honey.

The spirit atmosphere in which we live is full, chock-full, of cross-currents.

He says they are chock-full of rabbits; but I don't believe him, for he never catches any.

The ground was chock-full of big roots, and we hadn't time to remove them.

The refreshment-room also was chock-full and buzzed with loud, laughing voices.

"You talk like one who is chock-full of poetry," retorted the eel.

"Seems to me this buildin' is chock-full of referees," said he.

And allows that Mayor Hopkins is chock-full of saving grace!

But they're so chock-full of go that they fair runs away with their selves.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, chokkeful "crammed full," possibly from choke "cheek" (see cheek (n.)). Or it may be from Old French choquier "collide, crash, hit" (13c., Modern French choquer), which is probably from Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch schokken; see shock (n.1)).

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