The others, sitting on the floor, backs to the wall and knees drawn up to chins, smoke their pipes and expectorate.
So absorbed was his attention that he even forgot to expectorate.
He is advised not to blow the nose, but to hawk as much of the secretion as possible backwards and then expectorate it.
It is barbarous to expectorate in the temple of your faith, but that doubtless is an extreme case.
He stops of his own accord, however, to cough and expectorate—he has advanced tuberculosis.
The throat is dry and irritated, and there is a constant desire to expectorate.
One habit of the men is disgusting; they expectorate freely over everything but the ocean.
Seller (falls into a brown study, from which he at length emerges to tap the nearest ewe on the forehead and expectorate).
He began to expectorate blood—no unusual thing for him—but this time to such extent that he feared the return of hemorrhage.
The mucus accumulating during sleep often awakens the patient in efforts at hawking and spitting to detach and expectorate it.
c.1600, "to clear out the chest or lungs," from Latin expectoratus, past participle of expectorare "scorn, expel from the mind," literally "make a clean breast," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + pectus (genitive pectoris) "breast" (see pectoral (adj.)). Use as a euphemism for "spit" is first recorded 1827. Original sense in expectorant. Related: Expectorated; expectorating.
expectorate ex·pec·to·rate (ĭk-spěk'tə-rāt')
v. ex·pec·to·rat·ed, ex·pec·to·rat·ing, ex·pec·to·rates
To eject saliva, mucus, or other body fluid from the mouth; spit.
To clear out the chest and lungs by coughing up and spitting out matter.