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hacking cough

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
hacking coughˌhacking ˈcough noun [usually singular]  MIa repeated painful cough with an unpleasant sound
Examples from the Corpus
hacking coughA hacking cough from the porch heralded the arrival of Nancy Little and the Doctor.I have this little dry hacking cough.And I looked, dry hacking cough and head congestion.Arriving there, he moved from flophouse to flophouse because none of his fellow tenants could endure his hacking cough.Dry, teasing, hacking cough with a sense of suffocation.Whether or not we will shortly have a passive computer lobby, it certainly gives a new meaning to the hacking cough.
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