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Chock-full

Chock-full

BEING BOTH ANCIENT AND MODERN, ILLUSTRATIVE AND REDUNDANT, IF YOU’RE NOT TAKING IT LITERALLY

adj. — full to capacity; crammed; packed

fm. choke + full, with the underlying implication [being] full to the point of choking, reenforced by “chock,” meaning a piece of wood or metal that fits snuggly or exactly

first published. circa 1440

“[Ships] charged even chock-full of chivalrous knights.”
Morte Arthure

…[an alliterative] retelling of Arthurian legend dated 1440, transcribed in [Lincoln Cathedral’s] Thornton Manuscript, the only remaining copy of the text

inspiration. just feeling a bit busy, lately, I suppose

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