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wallower

[wol-oh-er] /ˈwɒl oʊ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that wallows.
2.
(in a windmill) a horizontal gear driven off the brake wheel.
Origin of wallower
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; wallow + -er1
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  • "Other folk would want to be paid the same as me," said the wallower in Wealth.

    A Drake by George! John Trevena
  • "Mrs. Drake left all your furniture to Kezia," shouted the wallower in Wealth.

    A Drake by George! John Trevena
  • "When furniture be left to more than one person simultaneous, 'tis usual to divide it," explained the wallower of Wealth.

    A Drake by George! John Trevena
  • "Us wur agin it very strong, because it had never been properly explained," said the wallower in Wealth.

    A Drake by George! John Trevena

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