To the direct south is the great chott, so shallow that the trail to gabs can cross it at its widest part.
To perdition with the professional man who gabs to his wife!
And while he gabs, we'll get the best of the steak and the wine!
Now, one night, just before Christmas, he had finished all but the uppermost planking and the gabs.
Hugo will hear of no accommodation unless the gabs are performed.
The rest of the peers indulged in similar boasts, and when the gabs had gone round, they went to sleep.
"to reproach," c.1200, via Scottish and northern England dialect, from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse gabba "to mock," or from Old French gabber "mock, boast," both perhaps ultimately imitative. Related: Gabbed; gabbing. Meaning "to talk much" is from 1786, probably a back-formation from gabble.
early 14c., "mockery," from Old French gab, from gaber (see gab (v.)); meaning "idle talk" is from 1737. Gift of the gab "talent for speaking" is from 1680s.
Talk, esp of a long, prattling sort
[1786+; fr Scots or Northern English dialect; perhaps related to the Old French gab, ''mockery, boasting'']