chock-a-block


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chock-a-block

Nautical with the blocks brought close together, as when a tackle is pulled as tight as possible
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The Al Jazeera roundabout is always chock-a-block with vehicles because there are a couple of expatriate schools located in the area.
The end result is that the roads are chock-a-block with traffic that should travel by rail.
Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq During World War II (University of Chicago Press), a mere 44 pages, is chock-a-block with fun facts and helpful advice: The nation is about the size of Montana.
Back in Washington after last year's Chicago fest, the MRE conference will be chock-a-block with the interesting panels, informal get-togethers and an evening of war stories and remembering our absent colleagues," a MRE release stated.
At nearly 330 pages, the mag is chock-a-block with ads.
It is a space chock-a-block with high tech, designer furniture and lighting, custom artwork and unusual construction materials.
Johnson, is chock-a-block with celebrities--Rex Reed interviewing actress Ava Gardner, Gary Wills interpreting Martin Luther King, Wolfe crashing a Leonard Bernstein party--because back then you could still gain access and raise eyebrows with flashy writing gimmickry.
I was down here at 3pm and the car park was absolutely chock-a-block - it has been wonderful weather.
Because fewer horses ship into and out of California than the chock-a-block eastern states, trainers here know the material too well.
The book is rife with historical allusions and chock-a-block with clear discussions of brewing science.
Clinical manager of the RSPCA Hospital, Davina Osborne, said: 'We are a hospital so we normally send the animals to rehoming centres once they have been treated, but they're all chock-a-block.