Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A peculiar kind of irregular surface, when the clayey soil is broken up by a series of hillocks and hollows closely succeeding one another.

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Examples

  • Thanksgiving is over, and that means one thing ... time for the hog-wallow, hard-to-swallow, flee-or-follow debacle known as Christmas!

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • It managed to look like a hog-wallow in spite of the built-in appliances and the stainless steel walls; the Grays were apparently not much interested in housekeeping.

    The Waste Lands

  • It is impossible to imagine the austere Puritan divines of Massachusetts inventing such verbs as to cowhide and to logroll, or such adjectives as no-account and stumped, or such adverbs as no-how and lickety-split, or such substantives as bull-frog, hog-wallow and hoe-cake; but under their eyes there arose a contumacious proletariat which was quite capable of the business, and very eager for it.

    Chapter 2. The Beginnings of American. 3. New Words of English Material

  • Pay-dirt, panel-house, passage-way, patrolman, night-rider, low-down, know-nothing, hoe-cake and hog-wallow are equally compounded of pure English metal, and yet he lists all of them.

    Chapter 1. Introductory. 6. The Materials of the Inquiry

  • There have been times when the sight of Harvey's name in some Eastern paper has made me hang my head like a whipped dog; and, again, times when I liked to think of him off there in the world, away from all this hog-wallow, climbing the big, clean up-grade he'd set for himself.

    Youth and the Bright Medusa

  • Eastern paper has made me hang my head like a whipped dog; and, again, times when I liked to think of him off there in the world, away from all this hog-wallow, climbing the big, clean up-grade he'd set for himself.

    Youth and the Bright Medusa

  • The part that confronted our squad was a hog-wallow below a pig pen and nicely full of water from the rain.

    At Plattsburg

  • One afternoon, while they were riding through a dense mesquite flat, they came upon a patch of open hog-wallow prairie.

    Sixes and Sevens

  • In a big hog-wallow lay the skeletons of three Mexicans.

    Sixes and Sevens

  • Along the ridge of the hog-wallow rested the rusting Winchesters of the Mexicans -- all pointing in the same direction.

    Sixes and Sevens

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