hacking cough

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hacking cough

Etymology: AS, haeccan + cohettan
a short, weak repeating cough, often caused by irritation of the larynx by a postnasal drip. It can also result from side effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy and smoking.

hacking cough

A series of repeated efforts, as in many respiratory infections.
See also: cough
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Then, I would shrug off hacking coughs, back pain, headaches, constipation.
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Soon others begin to show the same symptoms - hacking coughs and fever followed by a seizure, collapse, brain haemorrhage and death.
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Cue Hallelujah chorus of hacking coughs, throat clearing and gobbing.
He captures the despair of a Somali refugee camp: "A chorus of hacking coughs heralded dawn, as a few fires built by those with strength enough to gather twigs were lit to cook the dried animal skins and bones they had found out on the plains.
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But when asked about the cloud of pollution - which left some of his entourage with streaming eyes and hacking coughs - Mr Brown would only say: "There is some smog.