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intr.v. prat·ed, prat·ing, prates
To talk idly and at length; chatter: "Your eccentric fools who prate about method without understanding it" (Edgar Allan Poe).

[Middle English praten, from Middle Dutch prāten.]

prat′er n.
prat′ing·ly adv.
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(o.f.) [ˈpreɪtɪŋ] ADJparlanchín
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nGefasel nt, → Geschwafel nt
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References in classic literature ?
Thou art always prating to me, Starbuck, about those miserly owners, as if the owners were my conscience.
``Thou hast been drinking more than enough, friar,'' said the woodsman, ``and, I fear, prating more than enough too.''
Among others was a prating barber, whose tale of one of his brothers follows.
For, after having been accustomed several months to the sight and converse of this people, and observed every object upon which I cast mine eyes to be of proportionable magnitude, the horror I had at first conceived from their bulk and aspect was so far worn off, that if I had then beheld a company of English lords and ladies in their finery and birth-day clothes, acting their several parts in the most courtly manner of strutting, and bowing, and prating, to say the truth, I should have been strongly tempted to laugh as much at them as the king and his grandees did at me.
All periods prate against one another in your spirits; and the dreams and pratings of all periods were even realer than your awakeness!
The IRGC statement pointed to the insulting remarks made by US officials against Iran, and said, "The resolute and firm response of the Iranian nation to the prating of the Great Satan (the US) not only reminded the US officials of the necessity for giving up their arrogant attitude, threatening stance, and rude, unwise and failed stances, but also showed people's loyalty to the revolution and the establishment." The IRGC thanked the Iranian nation for their high turnout in the February 11 rallies.
Mr Miliband should have realised that fact by now and stopped prating about an entity which does not, and cannot exist.
While the T180 costs pounds 21,515 on the road and is available in hatchback, saloon and tourer estate (pounds 1,000 extra) body styles, the Avensis rangekicks off with the 1.8VVT-i at pounds 13,995 and all models have been given a five-star EuroNCA Prating for occupant safety.