I am so strong--so well--so much alive, except my cough--I am as well as ever I was, and the cough is a simple thing--this seems impossible to me!"
A slight cough and extreme weakness, were the only indications of the fearful work that was progressing within.
I gasped and coughed like a grampus: the stalk was down my throat still.
Perhaps the cough might have been originally an imitation also, ingrafted on the system by habit.
The coughs, colds, and consumptions are old acquaintances, and through familiarity have lost their terrors.
On the night of our arrival, as we were about getting into our beds, a sudden and horrible gush of brimstone vapor came up stairs, and we all fell to coughing like patients in a pulmonary hospital.
The cough became a sob and in a moment he was half-hysterical.
His asthmatic cough was the most interesting and amusing cough I ever heard, especially when he was saying anything more than usually humorous, which was not infrequently.
In a nausea of relief, he felt that this was a native,--some unknown dying man, who coughed like a drunkard.
Dulce et Decorum est Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge.