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phlegm

1. the viscid mucus secreted by the walls of the respiratory tract
2. Archaic one of the four bodily humours

phlegm

[flem]
(physiology)
A viscid, stringy mucus, secreted by the mucosa of the air passages.

phlegm

humor effecting temperament of sluggishness. [Medieval Physiology: Hall, 130]
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I've got to survive," he said as he let out a phlegmy cough.
In fact, there seems to be a lot of vibrancy and life in Dylan's phlegmy vibrato (which will never be accused of being Auto-Tune and is probably illegal in several states), so much so that you are rooting that a clean, crisp vocal resemblance of his former self might momentarily break out of his damaged larynx and grab hold of the lyrics, which, of course, never does.
He had a phlegmy voice, and Hana found herself clearing her throat as he spoke.
A phlegmy cough that comes and goes at first then becomes persistent
FOR A BOY WITH A DEBILITATING CHRONIC DISEASE, Yusuf seemed relatively healthy and asymptomatic--a kid with a perpetual phlegmy cough, nothing to worry about too much.
As for Sandier, his phlegmy Israeli accent is fleetingly amusing but, like most everything else, grows tedious long before "Zohan" reaches its merciful end.
ADROSINULA Cough Syrup can be great for spasmodic, racking, phlegmy coughs, which like your son's can be deep-seated.
If we're going to get one rasp and gas-passing from phlegmy, flatulent Grandpa Julius, then we're going to get 47.
It's a phlegmy Muttley-esque wheeze that sounds like ice being scraped from a car windshield, and he does it a lot.
Great gasps and phlegmy, rasping noises escaped my body as I tried to get off the bike and on to the treadmill.
The symptoms are shortness of breath and a persistent, phlegmy cough.