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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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R101 (right, in its Cardington hangar) was originally 221m long but with the extra gasbag and bay its length increased to 237m.
The full-size pontoon shell constructed of the lightweight composite materials will weigh just 712 pounds, and the polyester reinforced nylon collapsible gasbags plus the cell dividers will add 152 pounds.
And would we really be any less well off if we reduced the gasbags by about a third and saved ourselves a few bob?
He probably guessed his entire house and grounds would have been thawed and warmed in no time by all those gasbags once they started blethering.
It seems to me President Obama has a few more pressing things to do right now than worry about the three-day silence of the gasbags on KPNW.
The riggers' hazardous tasks included the continuous maintenance of the airship's gasbags with patches of rubber solution.
Eight years ago, as the freelance contracts dried up and the nation knuckled down for a presidential race that turned out even more tedious than predicted, my sympathies were with Tim Cavanaugh, then of Suck.com, now a freshly minted reason columnist (see "Classical Gasbags," page 62), who wrote: "It was a wild ride, and now it's over.
While cable news gasbags were the worst offenders, the Times had carried dozens of references to Bowling-gate in its news pages and blog entries.
And I'm a bit doubtful about the gasbags down the Bay.
According to all the best gasbags, only the antiquated could seem new anymore, and then on condition that it not be taken seriously--so Maddin was typed as an ironist, who joked about a past era in order to mock his own.
The members passed an enormous tax cut in the teeth of a recession--taking us from surplus to deficit so quickly that not even the talk-radio gasbags could convincingly pin the blame on our all-weather scapegoat, Bill Clinton.
The special issues of magazines and the "Sunday morning gasbags" have come on with their lists of "greats" some more serious than others.
Eight hundred-odd of the gasbags were silenced forever at a huge saving to the taxpayer.
While those obnoxious gasbags get all red in the face and neck about minor infringements of the game's etiquette their referees are out there alone and facing the growing wrath of the masses.
news gasbags were the worst offenders, the Times had carried dozens of references to "bowling-gate" in its news pages and blog entries.