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blimp:

see airshipairship,
an aircraft that consists of a cigar-shaped gas bag, or envelope, filled with a lighter-than-air gas to provide lift, a propulsion system, a steering mechanism, and a gondola accommodating passengers, crew, and cargo.
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blimp

[blimp]
(aerospace engineering)
A name originally applied to nonrigid, pressure-type airships, usually of small size; now applied to airships with volumes of approximately 1,500,000 cubic feet (42,000 cubic meters).

blimp

A colloquial term that refers to a small, nonrigid airship. See airship.

blimp

1. a small nonrigid airship, esp one used for observation or as a barrage balloon
2. Films a soundproof cover fixed over a camera during shooting
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As a result of our illegal ban on this wretched film Colonel Blimp has received a wonderful advertisement from the Government.
In general, I think the festival was at the top of its game this year, unless you happen to be Colonel Blimp, somebody who feels the need to drink at least two pints between races and urinate like a store horse as a result, or the kind of person who thinks that if the favourite doesn't win the Gold Cup (or the Dubai World Cup) the whole thing's an anti-climax.
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BORIS Johnson's an unpleasant Son of Thatcher, a Colonel Blimp who puts the Con into Conservative.
Her genteel propriety that spoke of refined teas on the lawns of some English stately home were typified in films such as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Prisoner of Zenda and The King and I.
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For good measure, there is apompous French policeman and an absolutely bonkers Englishman in Colonel Blimp mode, which provokes a wildly funny debate as to whether the murderer (as yet unknown) should be hung or guillotined.