Not every blimp, that is to say, but the pattern approved and required of contractors by the Navy Department.
"Message from the 'blimp,' sir," again iterated the messenger on the deck.
As a result of the message, and aided by the "blimp" overhead, the snub-nosed mine-sweeper steamed into position.
As Darrin glanced upward he saw the "blimp" nearly overhead.
Thrice more the "blimp" passed over the submarine that was invisible to surface eyes, and each time let loose a smoke bomb.
Apart from the "blimp's" report there could be no doubt as to the destruction.
But the "blimp" not only made her way over to shore, but vanished slowly in the distance.
Darrin followed for a few miles, keeping the "blimp" in sight.
Another of the weapons or instruments of warfare devised largely for use in destroying the evil submarine is the "blimp."
Their new banner, hoisted to dry in the sun, proclaimed: blimp Mail.
1916, of obscure origin, many claimants. "One of the weird coinages of the airmen" [Weekley]. Common theory is that it is from designers' prototype nickname Type B-limp, in the sense of "without internal framework," as opposed to Type A-rigid; thus see limp (adj.).
An obese person
[1940s+; fr the WWI term for a nonrigid dirigible, based on limp]