from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The whoopingcough.
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From this point there was a pleasant meadow field sloping prettily away to a little hill about three-quarters of a mile distant; which, catching some fine breezes from the moors beyond, was held to be a place of cure for whooping-cough, or 'kinkcough,' as it was vulgarly called.
a place of cure for whooping-cough, or 'kinkcough,' as it was vulgarly called.
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