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Chris -- 2011-03-08
We then promptly jumped back on the bus to our resort before the last service at 6pm which would have been packed to the gunholes with smelly locals.
+An Ugly Englishman in Fiji
I was awe struck the first time I saw an LBS 76 wagon and drag of Wyatts pull in B+W motors Derry st. W-ton, loaded to the gun holes I never saw Scania springs bent the opposite way! What a cracking machine it was !
UK Truck Net
The English idiom is “packed to the gunnels”. As in gunwales. I couldn’t get a consistent answer from the web, but apparently a gunwale was originally a platform that held the cannons on a ship. It then came to mean the place where the hull met the deck, so that stuffed to the gunnels she were replete indeed.
If you be stuffed to the gunholes, then, equally clearly, any more intake will lead to leakage.
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