a small, medicinal lozenge for relieving a cough, sore throat, hoarseness, etc.
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How to use cough drop in a sentence
That gig used to require a bag with sharpies and cough drops.
Wheeler walked away, with a good-natured laugh that made Kennedy feel better than a cough drop could have done.Short Stories of the New America | Various
When she left the room, Jerry fished a cough drop out of his pocket and gave it to Kathleen.The Circus Comes to Town | Lebbeus Mitchell
He's a cheerful, good-natured party, even if he is built like a 2x4 and about as broad in the shoulders as a cough drop is thick.Torchy As A Pa | Sewell Ford
Now, when a cough drop is to be made the subject of a sonnet-sequence what happens?The Circus, and Other Essays and Fugitive Pieces | Joyce Kilmer
To expect a pill and receive a cough-drop is by way of being a sort of disappointment.The Crystal Stopper | Maurice LeBlanc
British Dictionary definitions for cough drop
a lozenge to relieve a cough
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