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gasbag

(găs′băg′)
n.
1. An expansible bag for holding gas.
2. Slang One given to empty or boastful talk.
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An inquiry at the time determined that the disaster had resulted from a failure of the outer cover, leading to the collapse of one or more of the forward gasbags.
The riggers' hazardous tasks included the continuous maintenance of the airship's gasbags with patches of rubber solution.
com, found that women in London are Britain's biggest gasbags, spending an incredible 14 hours 16 minutes a week talking on either mobile or landline.
This is an essential book, that clarifies why Guardian-groomed gasbags persistently tie themselves in self-righteous knots.
As a member of the TWS since 1987, I can--to provide a baseball reference that "Thomas" would appreciate--count on the mangled fingers of Mordecai Brown's pitching hand the number of pompous gasbags I've encountered.
Experts, or just plain gasbags, juggled all sorts of information, from reports on the ground to one of seemingly 500 polls, to predict the outcome in the "battleground" states on election day.
As the first gasbags went up he jeered: 'Are you listening, Cardiff?
Each brother can lay claim to a more nuanced understanding of the border than most gasbags on either end of the political debate.
5 Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person in the World," Countdown with Keith Olbermann (MSNBC) In this season of partisan extremism, Olbermann uses satirical commentary to excoriate the excesses of the dumb political Right--in particular, baleful gasbags such as Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly and radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh.
Yet the old gasbags emit more methane than petrol engines, fridges or nuclear reprocessing (says the Beeb).
Liberals are already a disturbingly rare species among what Calvin Trillin refers to as the 'Sabbath Gasbags.