From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Verbiage \Ver"bi*age\ (?; 48), n. [F. verbiage, from OF. verbe a
   word. See Verb.]
   The use of many words without necessity, or with little
   sense; a superabundance of words; verbosity; wordiness.
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         Verbiage may indicate observation, but not thinking.
                                                  --W. Irving.
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         This barren verbiage current among men.  --Tennyson.
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