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spasmodic
used in To Build a Fire

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Definition
affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm;
or: occurring in spells and often abruptly
  • But the burning brimstone went up his nostrils and into his lungs, causing him to cough spasmodically.

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