Wallower

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wallower (Mach) A lantern wheel; a trundle.
    • Wallower One who, or that which, wallows.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wallower One who or that which wallows.
    • n wallower In mech., same as lantern-wheel.
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Quotations

  • Kenneth Auchincloss
    Kenneth Auchincloss
    “It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it.”
  • Katherine Mansfield
    Katherine%20Mansfield
    “Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.”
  • Katherine Mansfield
    Katherine%20Mansfield
    “Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.”

Usage

In literature:

They fairly wallowed in their respective seas of self-pity.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
My father and his friends wallowed in this complaint.
"The Red Redmaynes" by Eden Phillpotts
He envied the slumber of that dust-wallowing saint.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
But in spite of his popularity he never seems to have evaded responsibility and wallowed in debauchery, like the king.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
He who wallows in foul and unclean lusts is sunk in the pleasures of a filthy hog.
"The Consolation of Philosophy" by Boethius
Seventh Man Who Is So Angry He Wallows In The Mire.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
Then he saw a Something that seemed to wallow darkly on a dark tumble of criss-cross seas.
"A Dream of the North Sea" by James Runciman
Th' wallow at th' riverside is there, with th' slime an' ooze arranged be tinder paws.
"Mr. Dooley Says" by Finley Dunne
She wallowed in the sea, apparently without a hand to guide her.
"The Boy Allies Under the Sea" by Robert L. Drake
He infinitely degraded himself, yet seemed to wallow in disgrace.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
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In poetry:

My mournfu' e'e an' wallow't cheek
My guid aul' faither saw;
"My bairn," quo' he, "what's come o' Jock?
He ne'er comes here ava'.
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
The high pure thought, to wallow in low need,
Were deep
Unutterable shame, to make him bleed
And moan forever in his soul's wild sleep.
"The Veiled Memnon" by Alexander Anderson
The storm it roared all day the third,
The whirlpool wallowed about,
The night came down like a wild black bird,
But the cable of hair held out.
"Legend of The Corrievrechan" by George MacDonald
I sat and watched the walls of night
With cracks of sudden lightning glow,
And listened while with clumsy might
The thunder wallowed to and fro.
"The Lesson" by James Russell Lowell
"Oh mony a bairn fell frae the breast,
An' lay upon the mither's knee
Like some wee wallow't lily flouir,
Till death would kin'ly close its e'e.
"Grannie's Crack Aboot The Famine In Auld Scotlan' In 1739-40" by Janet Hamilton
But 'tis as sad, when they are fed,
To see them rise from meat, to bed,
Like hogs, that from their draff retire,
To grunt and wallow in the mire.
"Advice Concerning Eating And Drinking" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Outsiders wallow in days of decadence .
Recently I saw a cartoon (by cartoonist Doug Hall) on CHURCHlaughs.com in which the word "wallow" was used.
It is commonplace for new restaurants in New York to hire publicists, to have the tryout periods known as soft openings and to wallow in industrial materials, plasma screens and bare brick walls.
The good news is that in this year of economic wallowing, our nation's elected leaders have heard your pleas.
Wallowing in pork products at the Purple Pig.
Cousins who started Wallow Fire ordered to pay $3.7M.
The Wallow Fire burned 840 square miles in Arizona and New Mexico.
Two Sentenced for Starting Wallow Fire.
Monsoons are Causing Flooding in the Wallow Fire Burn Area.
Following his presidential loss, you'd think Mitt Romney would spend his days wallowing away, crying over his spilled non-presidential milk.
0Ski Brule of Iron River gives sports enthusiasts the opportunity to wallow in the snow early.
Hogs were born to root and wallow.
The B-movie energy that pulses through this grindhouse wallow is not to be denied.
Roy, as we all know , went on to thrive in Portland while Foye wallowed in Minnesota and Conroy bounced around between Europe and the D-league.
Bears will wallow in mediocrity with Smith at the helm.
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In science:

Also, for those who consider all of this as wallowing in minutiae, it should be remembered 40 that if there really is enhancement in such modes, which in Bs decays are ss(cc) systems, then this can imply nonperturbative enhancement of Bs mixing, in particular width-mixing.
CP and B Physics: Progress and Prospects
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