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chock up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chock up crowd or pack to capacity "the theater was jampacked"
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In literature:

That pipe's been up so long that I wouldn't wonder if 'twas chock-full of soot.
"Keziah Coffin" by Joseph C. Lincoln
It was only one of them Mexican packers chock-full of whisky, and trying to hold up the house.
"In the Carquinez Woods" by Bret Harte
I've been filled chock up by Simpson over thar.
"The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
The anchor was yanked up and guided into place on its chocks in a hurry, and soon the "Yankee" was under way and headed southward.
"A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"" by Russell Doubleday
The gun is then run close up against the housing-chocks, and the chocking-quoins are placed square up behind the rear trucks.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
They make up about two hundred an' twenty beds in it altogether, an' these are chock-full a'most every night.
"Blue Lights" by R.M. Ballantyne
The whole thing'll burn up like tinder if we can't chock her wheels.
"Stories by American Authors (Volume 4)" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
The rooms, up stairs, was chock full of baby's.
"The Bad Boy At Home And His Experiences In Trying To Become An Editor - 1885" by Walter T. Gray
Our house is jest chock-full up wi' funny things.
"Two Little Travellers" by Frances Browne Arthur
In Yorkshire hollow square pillars, formed by piling up short blocks of wood or chocks, are often used instead of props formed of a single stem.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
And 'stead o' camels, 'rang-o-tangs, and other stupid things, I'd have a lot o' cages chock up full o' Queens and Kings.
"Harper's Round Table, October 15, 1895" by Various
He is chock full of tact, the smoothest old boy I ever fell up against.
"The Pillar of Light" by Louis Tracy
Then start the weather sheet, and haul the weather clew chock up.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana

In poetry:

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
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
I reckon tho' old Spense hed sign'd
With Satan queer law papers,
He'd fill'd that dairy up chock full
Of them thar patent capers.
Preacher once took fur sermon text--
"Rebellious patent vats.--What next?"
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

BJ got a little chocked up cleaning out the garage.
BJ got a little chocked up cleaning out the garage .
Chock this up to our simple minds: Guys apparently believe chicks wear red because they are looking to score.
The Jingle Buck & Holly Doe 5k Fun Run, held on the evening of Saturday, December 8, was chocked full of it, but didn't quite live up to it.
We may not have a big, sparkly ball of lights to ooh and ahh over as we count down to 2012, but the New Year's Eve event line-up in Missoula is chock-full of fun and entertainment.
As they do the honest analysis in the backrooms of power, they will chock this up to the GOP shooting itself in the foot as part of its growing pains over how to move forward ideologically.
Nestlé Nescafé Memento, a new line of gourmet, instant foaming café beverages, teamed up with "The Office" actress Ellie Kemper to create a Facebook app chock-full of life advice.
As he chocked up when speaking about the nine year-old victim, Christina Taylor Green the impact of this unimaginable event's grief was evident.