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    fell into a fit of catarrh?

    Dear Teachers,

    I read this from p.239 of Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire:

    "He gasped and fell into a fit of catarrh. 'Villain,' he said."

    My dictionary says catarrh is "inflammation of a mucous membrane". What does it mean by "fell into a fit of catarrh"?

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    Re: fell into a fit of catarrh?

    Coughing perhaps or spluttering with anger.

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