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as in:  wallow happily in the mud

The pigs wallowed in the large mud puddle.
  to relax — especially of an animal rolling about in mud or shallow water

or more rarely:  a noun describing the mud puddle or indentation in which an animal relaxes or rolls around
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  • The pigs wallowed in the large mud puddle.
  • The hippo wallowed in the muddy water.
  • Audience much amused by shots of a great huge fat man trying to swim away with a helicopter after him, first you saw him wallowing along in the water like a porpoise, then you saw him through the helicopters gunsights, then he was full of holes and the sea round him turned pink and he sank as suddenly as though the holes had let in the water, audience shouting with laughter when he sank.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • People caught hookworms going barefooted in barnyards and hog wallows.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • He would like to have a bath, a proper wallow with soap.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Don’t think I’m only a brute in an officer’s uniform, wallowing in dirt and drink.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • It was an enormous bottomless trough in which the hogs could swill and wallow.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • They wallow in your good chairs and think to themselves, "Hang exertion."
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Of course it was too freaking peaceful to last, right? I mean, there was no way I was going to wallow in serenity for more than two seconds, right?
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • "A Hot Steam’s somebody who can’t get to heaven, just wallows around on lonesome roads an’ if you walk through him, when you die you’ll be one too, an’ you’ll go around at night suckin’ people’s breath-"
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • In the open space around the depot, the soft ground had been cut and churned by the constant flow of traffic in and out until it resembled an enormous hog wallow, and here and there vehicles were mired to the hubs in the ruts.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He continued wallowing calmly in the chair .
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Now secure, she wanted to dance, to play, to riot, to gorge on foods and fine wine, to deck herself in silks and satins, to wallow on soft feather beds and fine upholstery.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
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