Definitions

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  • n. A cough.
  • n. Obsolete form of host.
  • v. Obsolete form of host.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cough.
  • n. A cough.

Etymologies

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From Old Norse.

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Variant forms.

Examples

  • This sustained defiance of the elements provoked occasional judgments in the shape of a "hoast" (cough), and the head of the house was then exhorted by his women folk to "change his feet" if he had happened to walk through a burn on his way home, and was pestered generally with sanitary precautions.

    A Doctor of the Old School — Complete

  • But they came one after another, and by twos and threes, and there was the stamping of wet shoes, and the shaking out of wet plaids, and many a sneeze, and many a "hoast" (cough).

    Allison Bain, or, By a Way she knew not

  • AP Michigan State's Mark Dell, right, smiles after catching a touchdown pass against Northwestern's Brian Peters, left, during a fourth-quarter rally that lifted the No. 7 Spartans to a 35-27 victory over the hoast Wildcats.

    College Football Saturday

  • Giles Brandreth was harping on about something or other, probably the MP's expenses thing, and the potato-headed hoast, Adrian Chiles said something like, 'But if the American system of checks and balances is much better, how did we end up with eight years of George W. Bush?'

    OPEN THREAD

  • Fer instunce, at fansy dinnur party, if yer hoast survs yoo wif obercooked chikin, soggy vegetamabuls, an wine dat taysts like ayrplane fuelz, is berry rude to say in lowd voice PLEH!

    New Puffs Plus - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Nao to b gest hoast foar “Inside the Actors Studio”….

    Kitteh: 1 - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • So, falling from one merry matter to another, yet without any mislike at all: the Gentlemen, having their horses prepared, and their Portmantues fastened behind, drinking to their hoast, mounted on horsebacke, and they roade away towards Florence, no lesse contented with the manner of occasions happened, then the effects they sorted to.

    The Decameron

  • Then faining to be much troubled and sleepie, he arose from the hoast, and went to

    The Decameron

  • When it was day, and all in the house risen, the hoast began to smile at Panuccio, mocking him with his idle dreaming and talking in the night.

    The Decameron

  • Even on linux it is possible to make this work I am assured that there is a vsti hoast for linux.

    Virtual Synthi

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