wallower

[ wol-oh-er ]
/ ˈwɒl oʊ ər /

noun

a person or thing that wallows.
(in a windmill) a horizontal gear driven off the brake wheel.

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Origin of wallower

First recorded in 1540–50; wallow + -er1
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Example sentences from the Web for wallower

  • "Us wur agin it very strong, because it had never been properly explained," said the Wallower in Wealth.

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  • "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
  • "Mrs. Drake left all your furniture to Kezia," shouted the Wallower in Wealth.

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  • "Other folk would want to be paid the same as me," said the Wallower in Wealth.

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