a member for Barkshire

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a member for Barkshire

obsolete A person with a loud, sharp cough that sounds similar to barking. A pun of "bark" (as in a "barking cough") and Berkshire, county in South East England. Primarily heard in UK. Every morning, the old man woke up sounding like a member for Barkshire due to the toll that lifetime of smoking had taken on his lungs.
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