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Prater   /prˈeɪtər/   Listen

An obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker.  Synonyms: babbler, chatterbox, chatterer, magpie, spouter.

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"Prater" Quotes from Famous Books

... well shown by her simple dress of black and closely fitting serge. Her head crowned and piled with curly black hair, carried itself with an amazing self-possession and pride, which was yet all feminine. This young woman might talk politics, thought her new friend; no male man would call her prater, while she bore herself with that air. Her eyes—the chaperon noticed it for the first time—owed some of their remarkable intensity, no doubt, to short sight. They were large, finely colored and thickly fringed, but their slightly ...
— The Testing of Diana Mallory • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... imposed upon him as a penalty. A religious replied to him: "If your Grace should die for this matter, we of all the orders will give you our signed statement that you have died as a martyr." The father guardian of St. Francis, Fray Juan de Pina, showed himself to be a great prater—now crying out about the most holy sacrament, now threatening the soldiers with the wrath of God, now exhorting the archbishop to stand firm; and it is even asserted that the said father, appearing at the balcony, commenced to call loudly ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXV, 1635-36 • Various

... no Strassburg Minster, nor Salzburg Alps,—no Grecian ruins nor fantastic Catholicism, in fine, nothing, which after one's daily task is finished, can divert and refresh him, without his knowing or caring how,—I consider the sight of a proof-sheet quite as delightful as a walk in the Prater of Vienna. I fill my pipe very quietly, take out my ink-stand and pens, seat myself in the corner of my sofa, read, correct, and now for the first time really set about thinking what I have written. To see this origin of a book, this metamorphosis ...
— Hyperion • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

... in the name of every nobleman in Vienna, and, above all, in the name of our noble ladies. I beseech of you grant us the exclusive privilege of ONE garden, where we may meet, unmolested by the rabble. Give us the use of the Prater, that we may have some spot in Vienna where we can breathe the fresh air in the company ...
— Joseph II. and His Court • L. Muhlbach

... about whom that quarrel happened in our town, in which it was said my master Don Quixote had a hand, and Tommy the mad-cap, son of Balvastro the blacksmith, was hurt. Pray, good master of mine, is not all this true? Speak, I beseech you, that their worships may not take me for some lying prater." ...
— Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

... the wrong. Bennet, ye should be glad to be corrected," said Sir Oliver. "Y' are a prater, Bennet, a talker, a babbler; your mouth is wider than your two ears. Mend ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

Words linked to "Prater" :   speaker, talker, utterer, prate, verbaliser, verbalizer

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