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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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Yet even Colonel Blimp wouldn't have been so short-sighted as to restrict redundancy to time-served plods.
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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.
OH, how I love it when Colonel Blimp pops his pith helmet above the parapet to rebuke us Taffs, his nicotine-stained moustache bristling in indignation.
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