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- The sound of a grunt or groan or cough
1856, John Esten Cooke, The Last of the Foresters:
- "Ough! ough! ough!" groaned the old woman; "he wants to go, away from the nest where he was warmed, and nursed, and brought up.
1874, H. S. Caswell, The Path of Duty, and Other Stories:
- We strove to extort from him the cause of this ebullition of passion, but he only shook his head in reply to our questions, and uttered a guttural "ough."