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chockablock

[′chäk·ə‚bläk]
(naval architecture)
Also known as block and block.
Brought close together, especially in reference to two blocks of tackle.
Hoisted all the way up.
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Instead of tests and lectures, the project offers a "learning environment" chockablock with interactive activities, cyber discussion groups and links to an array of science resources.
The world's top analysts predict Brazilian outfits will be chockablock among the lists of fastest growing firms this year and next.
"The Heart of the Circus" is quite a circus as a novel, chockablock with characters and events.
The piece is chockablock with ricochet partnering, body slams, a jiggly, jack-in-the box jump, and a gawky, head-bobbing backward run that suggests Byrne's own spastic dance style.
In sum, the military of the nineties is likely to be both extremely costly (chockablock with useless, expensive-to-maintain stuff) and not particularly good at what we need it to do (relying more on troops which can't be quickly deployed).
As we steam out from a Central District pier, the island's high-rise business district with its flashing neon, jostling crowds, and chockablock rows of gadget-stuffed shops gradually takes on a postcard quality.
Could you handle the press as a favor?" Necarsulmer, cool under pressure but prone toward adrenaline rushes, didn't need any time to check if he could pack the event into an already chockablock schedule.
I couldn't quite pull it off with my house in the middle of a chockablock estate, but if you live out in the vast countryside round here, and if you've got a few extra quid hanging about, it would certainly get the neighbours talking.
There's a reason the New York Times best-sellers list is usually chockablock with self-help tomes designed to instill readers with the belief that the impossible can be done and the obstacles of age, class, color and education are merely speed bumps, not roadblocks.
And chockablock too for a freezing Saturday in gloomy February, a sign that it's still a restaurant to be reckoned with.
Missed Her is, like most of her previous short story collections, chockablock with Coyote's encounters with the gay youth and the seniors she meets at readings and workshops and tales of her personal adventures during visits home to Yellowknife, where her butch demeanour is simply not an issue.
"It's absolutely chockablock on Greyfriars Road and the traffic causes havoc on occasions," he said.