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gunwale

, gunnel
Nautical the top of the side of a boat or the topmost plank of a wooden vessel
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gunwale

[′gən·əl]
(naval architecture)
The upper edge of the side of a boat. Also spelled gunnel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Full to the gunnels on this more-ish pub grub, we decided to pass on dessert in order to leave some room for birthday cake back at home.
The so-called design consortium is obviously full to the gunnels with bird brains from a different planet.
Brands Hatch will be filled to the gunnels this weekend, willing Hodgson to the chequered flag and on towards the world title and quite possibly MotoGP.
A school spokesman said: "They've taken tents and they loaded a bus and trailer to the gunnels with baked beans, crisps and goodies.
We've seen posh students dousing themselves in champagne, loads of alcohol being wheeled into Downing Street, the BBC director-general walking away with his pockets stuffed to the gunnels after only a few days in the job and people avoiding paying their fair share of taxes.
But then I've always thought that the perfect hospital for friend" seem most health boards is one which stuffed to the gunnels with executives, computers and vending machines but without anything troublesome such as nurses, doctors and patients.
Taking over the former site of the short-lived Moo Bar, it's a massive space packed to the gunnels with all the Irish bric-a-brac you'd expect.
On a bitterly cold and snowy night I expected to see more people on stage than in the audience, but the jazz bar, which puts on a lot of eclectic acts, was packed to the gunnels when The Last Battle came on.
Or if you do, don't bother crawling to the phone and dialing 999.You probably won't get an ambulance because they will be full to the gunnels with drunks and their self-inflicted injuries.
With his plane packed to the gunnels with a cargo of stunners, it wasn't exactly a hard day at the office.