full, adjective

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Afrikaans, British EnglishShow more Usage influenced by Afrikaans vol full, covered with; formerly used in British English, but now obsolete.
In the phrase full of, commonly used to mean ‘covered with’, ‘covered in’.
1838 J.E. Alexander Exped. into Int. I. 137Jan’s clothes were too full of blood to be of any use.
1988 E. Pople in You 21 Jan. 15 (caption)The hands of a white pipe smoker..stained yellow by the dagga and full of blisters from the searing heat of the bottle.
commonly used to mean ‘covered with’, ‘covered in’.

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