They jumped loosely round in circles with bent knees, making a whooping-cough noise followed by a splutter.
And all that I suffered for weeks and months when he had the whooping-cough!
These are measles and whooping-cough, scarlatina and diphtheria, infantile diarrhoea, and the more chronic after-effects of these.
The sufferer from whooping-cough is then to eat the roll until it is consumed.
I've asked Miss Prissy to be sure and pray away those mumps and whooping-cough.
If it was whooping-cough, she whooped most heartily; if it was measles, she had them thick.
For the rest of 'em, Father's in hospital, little Florrie's scalded herself and baby's got the whooping-cough.
He took his measles and whooping-cough with philosophical equanimity.
These little loves are like mumps and whooping-cough and other youthful affections: they seem necessary, but seldom prove serious.
His little sister has taken it into her head to have whooping-cough.
whooping cough whoop·ing cough (hōō'pĭng, hwōō'-, wōō'-, hup'ĭng)
A highly contagious disease of the respiratory system, usually affecting children, that is caused by Bordetella pertussis and is marked in its advanced stage by spasms of coughing interspersed with deep, noisy inspirations. Also called pertussis.
|whooping cough |
An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bordatella pertussis, seen most commonly in children and characterized by coughing spasms often ending in loud gasps. Vaccinations usually given during infancy confer immunity to the disease. Also called pertussis.
An acute and infectious disease occurring mainly in children and characterized by violent coughing. Caused by a kind of bacteria, whooping cough has largely been eradicated in the United States through a program of vaccination, which is begun when infants are just three months old.