I don’t think I’ve ever heard such a voice, unless it’s one or two smokers I know after a bad winter bronchitis.

‘… a voice like a nut-meg grater.’   4 May 1856

Source: Henry David Thoreau, The Journal 1837-1861, Damion Searls (ed.), preface by John R. Stilgoe (New York: New York Review Books, 2009), p. 385

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