The Question and Answer section for Where the Red Fern Grows is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
THe word can have different meanings. Can you quote the sentence it is in?
Mr. Benson says that they found the dogs but are covered with ice.
The man broke up the fight by walking in the midst of it and swing his coat around, successfully sending the dogs scurrying away.
Taking off my coat, I waded in. My yelling and scolding didn’t have much effect, but the swinging coat did. The dogs...