hacking cough

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Related to hacking coughs: productive cough, wet cough

hacking cough

A series of repeated efforts, as in many respiratory infections.
See also: cough
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Birmingham City Council said a number of schools had reported "significant" levels of the sickness bug, while parents have also said children have been suffering from hacking coughs and chest infections.
Then, I would shrug off hacking coughs, back pain, headaches, constipation...
Soon, others exhibit the same mysterious symptoms: hacking coughs and fever, followed by seizure, brain hemorrhage...
Soon others begin to show the same symptoms - hacking coughs and fever followed by a seizure, collapse, brain haemorrhage and death.
Most of the miners have hacking coughs and teeth stained yellow from inhaling sulphur dioxide, but health is clearly not their priority.
Cue Hallelujah chorus of hacking coughs, throat clearing and gobbing.
He writes of "flights on battered Antonovs, with the word nasdrovje!--cheers!--emblazoned on the nose of the fuselage," of soaring over the African landscape and seeing "the silhouette of our little aircraft ripple over pulverized cities, refugee camps, the acetyline white flashes of anti-aircraft fire." 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.