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They gape round him while he twangs and screeches, the wind-bag!

Maybe it was done as a trick to scare the wind-bag engineer.

Bluntly, a wind-bag; two hundred and seventy pounds of atmosphere.

There was a wind-bag hanging over the sun that will soon be piping a merry note.

They sneak up to me sideways, look at me out of a corner of the eye, and say: "That man is a lunatic," "That man is a wind-bag."

This unexpected response rather pricks the wind-bag of the man's zeal.

Your enemies say that you are little better than a wind-bag, and I verily believe they are not far wrong.

The book had great success, but of what Mr. Carlyle calls the "wind-bag" nature.

A Norwegian witch once boasted of sinking a vessel by opening a wind-bag she possessed.

He is a man of words, a man of committees, a wind-bag incapable of prompt action, incompetent to lead a Revolution.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "bellows for an organ," from wind (n.1) + bag (n.). Figurative sense of "person who talks too much" is attested from 1827.

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