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wallow
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
wallow happily in the mud
Definition
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
  • People caught hookworms going barefooted in barnyards and hog wallows.
    p. 25.5
wallows = mud puddles
There are no more uses of "wallow" flagged with this meaning in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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2  —2 uses as in:
wallow in self-pity
Definition
to indulge in an emotion or situation

(This is often said of something negative such as self-pity when no attempt is made to move beyond it. But it is also sometimes said without connotation just to indicate that someone has a lot of something such as money or luxury.)
  • But they don't have to go to the courthouse and wallow in it-
    p. 285.2
wallow = indulge (get overly involved)
  • I never deliberately learned to read, but somehow I had been wallowing illicitly in the daily papers.
    p. 23.3
wallowing = indulging or enjoying
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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • "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-"
    p. 49.2

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