The Confederate Major was of the class referred to in polite American parlance, as a "blatherskite."
Maurice's Jabberwock will begin with his blatherskite nonsense—it will be something to pass the time.
I want thim to remimber their father as something besides a blatherskite phin they grow up.
I fancy that blatherskite, Dorsett, wont sail so high tomorrow.
What do I care for the Separationist blatherskite more than for the loyal fools?