Ear cough
Cough Cough, n. [Cg. D. kuch. See {Cough}, v. i. ] 1. A sudden, noisy, and violent expulsion of air from the chest, caused by irritation in the air passages, or by the reflex action of nervous or gastric disorder, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. The more or less frequent repetition of coughing, constituting a symptom of disease. [1913 Webster]

{Stomach cough}, {Ear cough}, cough due to irritation in the stomach or ear. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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