Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 10/17/14 Chockablock

Chockablock (adjective, adverb)
chockablock [chok-uh-blok]


adjective
1. extremely full; crowded; jammed: a room chockablock with furniture and plants.
2. Nautical. having the blocks drawn close together, as when the tackle is hauled to the utmost.

adverb
3. in a crowded manner: books piled chockablock on the narrow shelf.


Origin: compare chock close (up to), apparently as back formation from chockful

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