croupy


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croup 1

 (kro͞op)
n.
A pathological condition of the larynx, especially in infants and children, that is characterized by respiratory difficulty and a hoarse, brassy cough.

[From dialectal croup, to croak.]

croup′ous (kro͞o′pəs), croup′y adj.

croup 2

 (kro͞op)
n.
The rump of a beast of burden, especially a horse.

[Middle English croupe, from Old French, of Germanic origin.]
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Adj.1.croupy - resembling or arising from or indicating croup
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Down that ipecac went, not only once, but many times during the long, anxious night when the two little girls worked patiently over the suffering Minnie May, and Young Mary Joe, honestly anxious to do all she could, kept up a roaring fire and heated more water than would have been needed for a hospital of croupy babies.
They all said it sounded croupy and that we should keep a close eye on him, and they said to watch his chest.
Thursday when an older man with a cane and "a nasty, croupy cough" sat across from the little girl while she was doing her homework on a park bench.
Relief of a croupy cough in this way is near-miraculous to behold, none of this (hopefully) being necessary in the first place in well-ventilated bedrooms with the window slightly open at nights and minimal heating.
Spong--is a wonderful remedy for croupy coughs in children.
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