cough out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cough out discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
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Usage

In literature:

From the floor she heard a tiny cough, and then a drawn-out wail.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Every now and again, Spurling broke out into a fit of coughing and, as he shivered, the canoe trembled.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
He just held out his hand, and the goat coughed up his hat.
"FreeChildrenStories.com Collection" by Daniel Errico
Brown-Smith coughed out a tooth that he had no further use for, and starts backin' away, coverin' up like a crab.
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
The big plane came slowly out, its motors coughing now and then.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Far out in the forest a jaguar gave his coughing roar at intervals.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
He was gated for a week at eight, and coughed out of the room.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
He was worn out, and prostrated by a distressing cough which threatened pneumonia.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The very first night that the goat was turned out of the barracks, two of the horses began to cough the vet.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
He ought not to be out so late with that cough of his.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
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In poetry:

(I have watched them come bright girls
Out of the rising sun, with curls)
The stair is tall the cellar deep
The wind coughs in the halls
"The Robber Bridegroom" by Allen Tate
Only that never more, my sister dear,
You should be pale and hungry, coughing sore,
And that your mother’s lamp should not go out,
And to the factory you should go no more!
"The Working Girl" by Daniel Varoujan
When coughs are changed to laughs, and when
Our frowns melt into smiles of glee,
And all our blood thaws out again
In streams of ecstasy,
And poets wreak their roundelay,
The Spring is coming round this way.
"When Early March Seems Middle May" by James Whitcomb Riley
No crowd at the gangway, no clanging of the bells,
No crying out of women, or shouting of farewells,
Only sound of rising wind through the spars that strains,
And the coughing of the tide in the anchor-chains.
"Liverpool" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

When your AC can barely cough out enough cool air to soothe a dollhouse, the last thing you want to do is power up hot hairstyling tools in your sauna-like bathroom.
Just a wild guess, but I don't think Carrie Schwab Pomerantz needed to take money out of her IRA in order to cough up a downpayment for her first house.
This bacteria hangs out in noses and throats, and is easily transmitted via sneezing, coughing, sharing eating utensils, and hand-to-mouth transmission.
After my apartment failed its IAQ test, I realized that it was the primary reason I was wheezing , coughing, and sniffling my way through my first year-and-a-half out of college.
However, that little tickle and cough got worse until two weeks later, he found out he had pertussis, otherwise, known as whopping cough, a highly contagious bacteria.
Researchers suggest that taking a daily bar of dark chocolate will help knock out that cough.
The disease starts out like a cold with a runny nose, but gradually progresses to violent coughing spasms and sometimes comes with a low-grade fever, Thompson said.
Ash committed two turnovers in the second quarter, throwing an interception on the TCU goal line and coughing up a fumble at the Texas 16 when the ball simply slipped out of his hand as he pulled back to throw.
After a few weeks of coughing, Rob Drake decided he needed to get something checked out.
Figuring out whether sniffles and coughs are due to a cold or allergies can be a challenge, even for doctors.
Coughs and sneezes are both reflexes that ultimately squeeze your chest and force out air.
We went to the vet and found out he has Kennel Cough, or infectious canine tracheobronchitis.
A whooping cough epidemic has broken out in California, which is now facing what could be the largest outbreak of the contagious disease since 1958.
A KPBS investigation has found that nearly two out of three people diagnosed with whooping cough in San Diego County this year were fully immunized.
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