Entry: blatts (v.)
In context: "The young biker leans back and smiles at Gately and gives an affable shrug and blatts away..."
Definition: intr. To bleat, or make similar sounds. Also fig., to talk noisily or impulsively.
Other: If you're here from my book review in the Winnipeg Free Press, welcome.
If not, I have a review of the first David Foster Wallace biography Every Love Story is a Ghost Story available online.
SNOOT score: 1
Source: Oxford English Dictionary