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gas bag

[′gas ‚bag]
(engineering)
A bag made of gas-impermeable material and designed for insertion into a pipeline followed by inflation to halt the flow of gas.
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Is it possible that political gasbags have been blowing hot air?
And would we really be any less well off if we reduced the gasbags by about a third and saved ourselves a few bob?
GASBAGS On short flights, the CO2 emission per passenger is 0.
s ng e LEEANN DEMPSTER has emerged as a refreshing alternative to all those old gasbags who have dominated Hampden committees and boardrooms throughout the country for too long.
Planes were using some kind of incendiary bombs on our gasbags [balloons] and I believe they got one.
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.
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.
As the first gasbags went up he jeered: 'Are you listening, Cardiff?
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.