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bab·bler

 (băb′lər)
n.
1. One that babbles: a babbler of half-truths.
2. Any of numerous songbirds of the family Timaliidae, found mostly in tropical and subtropical Southeast Asian and African forests.

babbler

(ˈbæblə)
n
1. a person who babbles
2. (Animals) any of various insect-eating birds of the Old World tropics and subtropics that have a loud incessant song: family Muscicapidae (warblers, thrushes, etc)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.babbler - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talkerbabbler - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
2.babbler - any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant songbabbler - any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
genus Timalia, Timalia - type genus of the Timaliidae
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But Churchmen were angry, and called his followers Lollards or idle babblers.
All India is full of holy men stammering gospels in strange tongues; shaken and consumed in the fires of their own zeal; dreamers, babblers, and visionaries: as it has been from the beginning and will continue to the end.
Granted I am a babbler, a harmless vexatious babbler, like all of us.
For who will open himself, to a blab or a babbler? But if a man be thought secret, it inviteth discovery; as the more close air sucketh in the more open; and as in confession, the revealing is not for worldly use, but for the ease of a man's heart, so secret men come to the knowledge of many things in that kind; while men rather discharge their minds, than impart their minds.
"It is difficult to live amongst men, because silence is so difficult-- especially for a babbler."--
GUARD Babbler perchance, but innocent of the crime.
"Not as regards me, I can understand, you know me, my lord, I am so discreet that the grave would appear a babbler compared to me; but -- do you understand, my lord?"
Somewhat of a babbler, indeed, did people begin to think him; for he was apt to discourse at wearisome length of marvels of mechanism that he had read about in books, but which he had learned to consider as absolutely fabulous.
Energetics of communal roosting in chestnutcrowned babblers: implications for group dynamics and breeding phenology.
Two new studies of researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the University of Osnabrck provide the first evidence that a cooperatively breeding bird species (Arabian babblers) demonstrates distinct hallmarks of joint-attentional skills, which have been traditionally ascribed to humans only.
The lake has also interested bird-watchers with the prospects of attracting oasis birds, such as Arabian babblers, desert larks, and scrub warblers.
"Done things" just for the doing, letting babblers tell the story, Seeing through the nice veneer the naked soul?