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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.
Planes were using some kind of incendiary bombs on our gasbags [balloons] and I believe they got one.
As correspondent Steve Kroft told the Washington Post, "The point of an interview is to try to get useful information and allow people to reveal things about themselves." Would someone please tell that to the gasbags hosting prime time shows on the cable news channels?
I would encourage people to listen to those who are paying attention to their surroundings, instead of to gasbags who inhabit TV or radio studios and don't even come out for air.
Titles such as Tom Swift and His Arial Warship and Tom Swift and his Big Dirigible suggest that Pynchon is not alone in his fascination with giant gasbags" (226-27).
The research, for mobile phone recycler phonepiggybank.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.
In "Classical Gasbags" (July), Tim Cavanaugh missed one of the most interesting and potentially far-reaching developments in classical music: The ubiquity of broadband now allows anyone, anywhere to tune in to classical music stations all around the globe in stereo and even five-channel fidelity.
With notable exceptions, presidents, senators, representatives, governors, mayors, and the much maligned "Sabbath gasbags" all use glibness to mask weak ideas.
As the first gasbags went up he jeered: 'Are you listening, Cardiff?