What does "prate" mean?

What does "prate" mean?

From http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prate:
To talk long and idly : CHATTER

Eno River Sunrise

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Skeet Milestone #4 - 50 in a Row, and Almost 75

Yesterday I participated in the Mid-Winter Shoot at the DCWC. This was an unofficial warmup shoot before the regular season kicks in.

A standard round of skeet is 25 targets, and a standard competition is 4 rounds for 100 total.  Recently I have been averaging about 21/25 or 88/100.  My goal for the shoot was to get a 90 or better. My previous best in competition is a 91.

The temperature was in the 40s at 10:30 when I started, but there was no wind and the visibility was good.  Overall, very good conditions.

My first round was a 21, which is average for me. I was hoping to do better, and tried to sharpen my focus for the subsequent rounds.  It worked.

My second round was a perfect 25.

My third round was a perfect 25.  This was the first time I had run 50.

I was perfect on the fourth round until I missed the very last target for a 24, and 74 in a row.

My final score was 95, and or course I was ecstatic.  I have been struggling to maintain focus and improve my scores, and yesterday was a proof point that it is possible for me.