Definitions starting with W

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/wála, vála/ v. I. [Car.; cf. OED wallow idem rare; Scots waller to roll on the ground CSD, also US dial. ADD] to roll about (on a dry sur-face): 1918 He fell down and vollowed on the ground (Parsons 123). 1966 The tiger was wallering over the floor (Crowley 85), He was waller-ing in the dirt (White). (Gen.)

2. [cf. Scots wallach to wallow; to scream, wail] to roll about screaming, as at a funeral or in a temper tantrum: Erry time she beat one, the other one's waller and kick up he foot (Nassau). (Exuma, Nassau)

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Last update: 2010-11-07 18:54
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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Comment of Lisa Adderley:
The respondents is 65 years old Judith Dawkins from Long Island. She remembers the definition of WALLER as the following: to dig/play in the dirt. Eg. Don't waller in that dirt.
Added at: 2014-03-11 00:45