It must be the rotgut from l'Assommoir that was hacking away inside him.
A sparrow in the garden was hacking the air with its monotonous chirp.
"That's it—keep at it," a dry, hacking voice kept going in Peer's head.
"I'd rather not if I could avoid It," replied a thin fellow, with a hacking cough.
No amount of hacking work can take away the eloquence of this phrasing.
Friends noted with concern his thinness and a hacking cough.
In a moment more the agonising, hacking, rending cough came on.
Far into the twilight the sound of hacking was heard from the squatting-places.
Jim was kneeling on the ground, hacking with his jack-knife at the earth.
Sir Robert's own sword rose and fell, cutting and hacking at the enemy.