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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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R100 employed conventional technology, including gasbags and reconditioned Rolls-Royce Condor petrol engines.
This makes it less likely to break through to the gasbag," says West.
Indeed, the very object of the Ueberroth campaign seemed to be to position the candidate as the Gasbag Businessman.
To present an opinion is to risk being presumptuous, pompous, and, as Epstein calls Emerson, "a gasbag.
With no hail-to-the-chief fanfare or gasbag intros, Lula took the microphone.
This flimsy comedy, about the combustion that occurs when a bunch of airheaded porn stars meet up with a pretentious gasbag from Yale, has some delicious moments, certainly, thanks to its gifted performers, who include Danny Aiello and May's daughter, Jeannie Berlin.
Vanderhulk, in particular, is a foolish gasbag who warrants only ridicule; he shares some of the pretensions of Polonius in Hamlet.
He was followed by Caroline Aherne and gasbag granny Mrs Merton.
Launch partners from top application developers and platforms including SGN, Jirbo, FlipSide5, Optime Software and Mobclix will deliver advertisers wide reach across 35 percent of the top 20 most popular free iPhone applications such as GasBag, Hangman, Scribble, iGolf, TouchHockey, Tic Tac Free and MarbleMash.
1 I AM TRUE BOGEY (Spider-man actor passes on his web) 2 HE'S PETTY SNOB (Die Another Day and Jane Eyre actor) 3 RIOT GASBAG (Sweeney Todd character) INITIALLY YOURS Which film, TV programme or musical number do these initials stand for?
He succeeded, delivering succinct responses that drew upon his long experience in the Senate without coming across as a gasbag.
He can be a bit of an old gasbag at times and has a habit of contradicting himself, but talk Ryder Cup to him and you are talking to an informed zealot.