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Oliver Twist
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  • Covered ways and yards, which here and there diverged from the main street, disclosed little knots of houses, where drunken men and women were positively wallowing in filth; and from several of the door-ways, great ill-looking fellows were cautiously emerging, bound, to all appearance, on no very well-disposed or harmless errands.

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  • Within the court, around their father, sat His sons, their raiment all bedew'd with tears; And in the midst, close cover'd with his robe, Their sire, his head and neck with dirt defil'd, Which, wallowing on the earth, himself had heap'd, With his own hands, upon his hoary head.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Thus were they penned there weeping, and Circe flung them acorns and mast and fruit of the cornel tree to eat, whereon wallowing swine do always batten.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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