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palaver

noun babble, balderdash, blather, chatter, empty words, foolishness, gab, idle chatter, idle talk, mere chatter, nonsense, prattle, twaddle, words
See also: assembly, confer, conference, consult, council, speak, speech
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Name Trevor Fox Age 80 Occupation Retired estate agent/surveyor Horse Little Palaver Best moment "Beating a Ryan Moore-ridden favourite in a Salisbury handicap in September 2015" "I've also got another unraced two-year-old filly in training and a broodmare with a colt at foot but I'm pretty small scale to say the least of it.
It'll save the palaver of hunting for them when you spot weeds, broken canes or a stem that needs fixing.
During his tenures, he fought for writers' rights and turned public critic of the ZANU-PF government's post-1990s decline into autocracy through his regular articles in independent newspaper The Standard--some of the articles are in his collection Palaver Finish.
I would rather travel to Netherton before going through that palaver again, at least they have a car park.
Our roots are about stripping things down to the bare bones and dispensing with palaver and trappings.
WITH all those rules and regulations about dress lengths, strap widths and how much flesh it is appropriate to show, getting dressed for Royal Ascot must be quite the palaver.
For if, in Pope Benedict's words, Africa is a "spiritual lung" for humanity, the breath of women's wisdom must animate the church's own palaver.
Palaver is chair of the Institute for Systematic Theology at the University of Innsbruck.
What a joke Britain must appear to visitors when they witness the palaver the smallest incident brings about.
If his extermination rant was read only in the Sunday Times then none of this palaver would have made the news.
The African Palaver is a form of mediation-negotiation used to prevent a crisis from erupting, or as a means of resolving a conflict.
Remember the palaver when the cleaner was stung on holiday by a box jellyfish?