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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.
Limbaugh is a grossly overpaid gasbag, a fixture propagandist for the GOP establishment, whose only real claim to fame is reviling infamous Democrats.
I'm not always "brilliant," still less am I a teacher, but if O-level Shakespeare classes drummed anything into me it's that it's always more interesting to hear your peers read the parts in a five act play, even if they cock it up, giggle and can't read terribly well, than it is to listen to a pompous gasbag in grand recital mode.
Easily Got (by Ballylanigan Tanist) and Envious Gasbag (by Knockeevan Champion) ran-up for Waterloo Plates in 1956 and 1958 respectively.
Indeed, the very object of the Ueberroth campaign seemed to be to position the candidate as the Gasbag Businessman.
The abrupt switch provoked a scathing April 7 column from Shafer, who charged that "master gasbag" Apple "dismounts from the Defeatist Express and joins the All-American war wagon, writing with no sense of irony or self-correction." Shafer further lambasted Apple for failing to quote any named sources in the piece published March 27 and, in an interview, for "writing out of his own fevered imagination."
To present an opinion is to risk being presumptuous, pompous, and, as Epstein calls Emerson, "a gasbag." It is to assume a knowledge of one's neighbor one cannot or should not have.
With no hail-to-the-chief fanfare or gasbag intros, Lula took the microphone.
Vanderhulk, in particular, is a foolish gasbag who warrants only ridicule; he shares some of the pretensions of Polonius in Hamlet.
Swamy cannot question him on fiscal management, inflation, growth rate etc because he knows that in the ensuing public debate he would be exposed as nothing but a gasbag.