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Word: wallow

Definition: roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury


Sentences Containing 'wallow'

He is also a liberation theologian who considers postmodernity an era in which "we wallow in private affluence while squatting in public squalor."
Ideally a cement wallow which contains water cools the pig much better, although mud serves to protect pink pigs from sunburn and heat stress, although more pigmented varieties were used on the family farm..
Soon ranging up by his flank, Stubb, firmly planting his knee in the clumsy cleat, darted dart after dart into the flying fish; at the word of command, the boat alternately sterning out of the way of the whale's horrible wallow, and then ranging up for another fling.
Such was the thunder of his voice, that spite of their amazement the men sprang over the rail; the sheaves whirled round in the blocks; with a wallow, the three boats dropped into the sea; while, with a dexterous, off-handed daring, unknown in any other vocation, the sailors, goat-like, leaped down the rolling ship's side into the tossed boats below.
To cool themselves hogs require access to water or a 'wallow', which is an area of mud.
What rescues "Mornings in Jenin" from polemic is its refusal to wallow or to stoop to tribalism.
Without access to water or mud, pigs are forced to wallow in their own excrement.

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