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gasbag

A person who speaks at too great a length, saying little of value and often with an air of pretentious authority. Ah, quit prattling on about the government, you old gasbag! You don't know the first thing about politics.

gasbag

n. a braggart. What’s the old gasbag going on about now?
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Some gas can be collected in gas bags below 400[degrees]C and above 500[degrees]C.
Rapid achievement of anaerobic conditions, reaching anaerobiosis as quickly as one to three minutes as opposed to one to four hours for gas bags, -- Repeatable environmental conditions, with gas mixtures remaining consistent within 0.
engine of Mars Express for five minutes The British-built Beagle 2 is believed to have reached the Martian surface early on Christmas Day, its impact softened by gas bags and parachutes.
The gas bags protecting it during ``bounce landing'' could also have burst.
When it was 200 metres above ground, gas bags should have inflated to create a two-metre balloon.
By contrast, gas bags require that each consumable plastic bag be disposed of after a single use, and then processed as hazardous waste at considerable trouble and expense.
The Hindenburg had a duralumin structure, incorporating 15 Ferris wheel-like bulkheads along its length, with 16 cotton gas bags fitted between them.
Do we really need almost 1,500 gas bags spouting off?
If a CEO is doing his job properly, he doesn't have time to spend preparing the type of glorified online diary that is associated most intimately with gas bags, blowhards, navel-gazers, crackpots, conspiracy theorists and lonely guys.
Falling among large rocks could have prevented Beagle 2 unfolding its solar panels, or burst the gas bags protecting the probe during its 'bounce' landing.
Parachutes were designed to slow its descent through the thinMartian atmosphere and gas bags were meant to cushion the impact.
The craft's heat shield, two parachutes, and protective inflatable gas bags all had to work without ahitch.
So he sneaked on board while final launch preparations were being made, climbing up to lie on top of a girder between the airship's gas bags.
BOSTON, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Anoxomat(TM) Mark II anaerobic system for the cultivation of anaerobic, microaerophilic, and capnophilic bacteria is an excellent alternative to the use of anaerobic chambers and gas bags currently used in clinical laboratories.
When it was 600 feet above Mars, gas bags should have inflated to create a balloon to soften the impact.