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The others, sitting on the floor, backs to the wall and knees drawn up to chins, smoke their pipes and expectorate.
'NEATH VERDUN, AUGUST-OCTOBER, 1914MAURICE GENEVOIX
"I'll be damned if I know," he responded, looking around for some place to expectorate and finding none.
THE WINDOW AT THE WHITE CATMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
He is advised not to blow the nose, but to hawk as much of the secretion as possible backwards and then expectorate it.
A SYSTEM OF OPERATIVE SURGERY, VOLUME IV (OF 4)VARIOUS
He was sitting perched like a toad on the wood-box where he could expectorate with convenience into the ashpan of the stove.
NEIGHBOURSROBERT STEAD
On one occasion he was playing a very close game, in the midst of which he left the table to expectorate in the fireplace.
GENERAL SCOTTGENERAL MARCUS J. WRIGHT
"This ain't no place to work like that," he said; then he began to expectorate over my block and annoy me in that way.
FROM THE BOTTOM UPALEXANDER IRVINE
Some people labour under the disadvantage of being unable to expectorate, but it is not a fatal defect.
TICS AND THEIR TREATMENTHENRY MEIGNE
Don Jorge was everywhere, and none could talk so volubly nor gesticulate and expectorate so vehemently as he.
CARMEN ARIZACHARLES FRANCIS STOCKING
It is barbarous to expectorate in the temple of your faith, but that doubtless is an extreme case.
ITALIAN HOURSHENRY JAMES
In this manner he says he has been always able to make the patient expectorate a certain quantity of false membrane.
COOLEY'S CYCLOPDIA OF PRACTICAL RECEIPTS AND COLLATERAL INFORMATION IN THE ARTS, MANUFACTURES, PROFESSIONS, AND TRADES..., SIXTH EDITION, VOLUME IARNOLD COOLEY
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JULY 28, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO EXPECTORATE

  • discharging
  • drooling
  • expectorating
  • hawking
  • hissing
  • sibilating
  • sizzing
  • slobbering
  • spattering
  • spewing
  • spluttering
  • spritzing
  • sputtering
  • throwing out
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