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Talkativeness

Balwhidder
kind but loquacious Presbyterian clergyman. [Br. Lit.: Annals of the Parish]
Bates, Miss
goodhearted purveyor of trivia and harmless gossip. [Br. Lit.: Emma]
Bernstein, Baroness
(Beatrix Esmond) loquaciously amusing, venomous, or coarse character. [Br. Lit.: The Virginians]
blarney stone
whoever kisses the stone “will never want for words.” [Irish Folklore: Leach, 147]
Brigidda, Monna
unstoppable talker and gossiper. [Br. Lit.: George Eliot Romola]
cicada
symbol of talkativeness because of its constant, strident noise. [Folklore: Jobes, 338]
daisies
the flowers chatter incessantly at Alice. [Children’s Lit.: Through the Looking-Glass]
Echo
beautiful nymph who, by her constant talk, kept Hera away from Zeus. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 89]
Kenge, Mr
. garrulous soldier; nicknamed “conversation Kenge.” [Br. Lit.: Bleak House]
Old Woman of Gloucester
talkative woman displeased with her more talkative parrot. [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 112]
parrot
chattering bird; mimics human speech. [Animal Symbol-ism: Mercatante, 157]
Polonius
wordy, “wretched, rash, intruding fool.” [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
Trim, Corporal
dutiful attendant of Uncle Toby; distinguished for volubility. [Br. Lit.: Tristram Shandy]
References in classic literature ?
I asked, calling to mind the long story about the precise gentleman of the old school with which my talkative friend had wearied me before he opened the register-book.
You're talkative, mistress,' said Varden, pulling off his greatcoat, and looking at her askew.
not scolding, but in a sort of monotonous remonstrance--'in spirits, if I am ever cheerful, if I am ever more than usually disposed to be talkative and comfortable, this is the way I am treated.
Cluppins proposed as a toast, 'Success to Bardell agin Pickwick'; and then the ladies emptied their glasses in honour of the sentiment, and got very talkative directly.
So he rocked the cradle with his foot; made a face at the rebel in the clothes-basket, which put him in high good-humour directly; and stoutly determined to be talkative and make himself agreeable.
She was a country peasant-woman and a very talkative one.
She knows everyone in the neighbourhood, and that month she was continually coming into the town, and as she is rather talkative and fond of gossiping about her family affairs and particularly of complaining to all and each of her husband--which is not at all right --so in a short time she had spread her story not only in the town, but over the whole surrounding district.
TAKE a bow - or maybe a breather - Steve McCabe, the most talkative MP in the West Midlands.
Washington, July 16 ( ANI ): The generic notion that women are more talkative than men was tested by researchers, who found that it depended on the context.
AWAY from the pitch, Paul Scholes was never the most talkative of players, but now that Paddy Power has put a few bob in his pocket, he's singing like a canary.
He's too busy studying to find a date (code for 'he's a moose') so his mum has asked for "a blonde, talkative 19-22-year-old" to go with him - the exact wording I use for my dating requests, but change talkative to desperate.
they are the most talkative," Mr Cameron reportedly told staff.