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wild

 (wīld)
adj. wild·er, wild·est
1. Occurring, growing, or living in a natural state; not domesticated, cultivated, or tamed: wild geese; edible wild plants.
2. Not inhabited or farmed: remote, wild country.
3. Uncivilized or barbarous.
4.
a. Lacking supervision or restraint: wild children living in the street.
b. Disorderly; unruly: a wild scene in the school cafeteria.
c. Characterized by a lack of moral restraint; dissolute or licentious: recalled his wild youth with remorse.
5. Lacking regular order or arrangement; disarranged: wild locks of long hair.
6. Full of, marked by, or suggestive of strong, uncontrolled emotion: wild with jealousy; a wild look in his eye; a wild rage.
7. Extravagant; fantastic: a wild idea.
8. Furiously disturbed or turbulent; stormy: wild weather.
9. Risky; imprudent: wild financial schemes.
10.
a. Impatiently eager: wild to get away for the weekend.
b. Informal Highly enthusiastic: just wild about the new music.
11. Based on little or no evidence or probability; unfounded: wild accusations; a wild guess.
12. Deviating greatly from an intended course; erratic: a wild bullet.
13. Games Having an equivalence or value determined by the cardholder's choice: playing poker with deuces wild.
adv.
In a wild manner: growing wild; roaming wild.
n.
1. A natural or undomesticated state: returned the zoo animals to the wild; plants that grow abundantly in the wild.
2. often wilds A region that is mostly uninhabited or uncultivated: the wilds of the northern steppes.
intr.v. wild·ed, wild·ing, wilds
To go about in a group threatening, robbing, or attacking others.

[Middle English wilde, from Old English.]

wild′ly adv.
wild′ness n.

wild

(waɪld)
adj
1. (Zoology) (of animals) living independently of man; not domesticated or tame
2. (Botany) (of plants) growing in a natural state; not cultivated
3. uninhabited or uncultivated; desolate: a wild stretch of land.
4. (Anthropology & Ethnology) living in a savage or uncivilized way: wild tribes.
5. lacking restraint: wild merriment.
6. of great violence or intensity: a wild storm.
7. disorderly or chaotic: wild thoughts; wild talk.
8. dishevelled; untidy: wild hair.
9. in a state of extreme emotional intensity: wild with anger.
10. reckless: wild speculations.
11. not calculated; random: a wild guess.
12. unconventional; fantastic; crazy: wild friends.
13. informal (foll by: about) intensely enthusiastic or excited
14. (Card Games) (of a card, such as a joker or deuce in some games) able to be given any value the holder pleases: jacks are wild.
15. wild and woolly
a. rough; untamed; barbarous
b. (of theories, plans, etc) not fully thought out
adv
16. in a wild manner
17. (Horticulture) to grow without cultivation or care
18. to behave without restraint
n
19. (Physical Geography) (often plural) a desolate, uncultivated, or uninhabited region
20. the wild
a. a free natural state of living
b. the wilderness
[Old English wilde; related to Old Saxon, Old High German wildi, Old Norse villr, Gothic wiltheis]
ˈwildish adj
ˈwildly adv
ˈwildness n

Wild

(waɪld)
n
(Biography) Jonathan. ?1682–1725, British criminal, who organized a network of thieves, highwaymen, etc, while also working as an informer: said to have sent over a hundred men to the gallows before being hanged himself

wild

(waɪld)
adj.
1. living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated: a wild animal.
2. growing or produced without cultivation, as flowers, fruit, or honey.
3. uninhabited; undeveloped: wild country.
4. uncivilized; barbarous: wild tribes.
5. of unrestrained violence or intensity, etc.: wild storms.
6. characterized by violent feelings or excitement: a wild look.
7. frantic; distracted: to drive someone wild.
8. unruly or lawless: a gang of wild boys.
9. unrestrained by reason or prudence: to regret one's wild youth.
10. amazing; incredible: It's wild that he's suing.
11. disheveled: wild hair.
12. wide of the mark: a wild throw.
13. Informal. intensely eager or enthusiastic: I'm wild about your new hairstyle.
14. (of a card) having its value decided by the wishes of the players.
adv.
15. in an unrestrained manner; wildly.
n.
16. Often, wilds. an uncultivated, uninhabited region or tract; wilderness: a safari to the wilds of Africa.
v.t.
17. Slang. to attack or assault violently: The gang wilded some runners.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English wilde, c. Old Saxon, Old High German wildi, Old Norse villr, Gothic wiltheis]
wild′ly, adv.
wild′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wild - a wild primitive state untouched by civilization; "he lived in the wild"; "they collected mushrooms in the wild"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
crudeness, crudity, primitiveness, primitivism, rudeness - a wild or unrefined state
2.wild - a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural conditionwild - a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"
barren, wasteland, waste - an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
bush - a large wilderness area
frontier - a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country; "the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day"
Adj.1.wild - marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; "wild talk"; "wild parties"
unquiet - characterized by unrest or disorder; "unquiet days of riots"; "following the assassination of Martin Luter King ours was an unquiet nation"; "spent an unquiet night tossing and turning"
tame - very restrained or quiet; "a tame Christmas party"; "she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed"
2.wild - in a natural statewild - in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants"
intractable - not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
tamed, tame - brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"
3.wild - in a state of extreme emotion; "wild with anger"; "wild with grief"
passionate - having or expressing strong emotions
4.wild - deviating widely from an intended course; "a wild bullet"; "he threw a wild pitch"
uncontrolled - not being under control; out of control; "the greatest uncontrolled health problem is AIDS"; "uncontrolled growth"
5.wild - (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud; "a violent clash of colors"; "her dress was a violent red"; "a violent noise"; "wild colors"; "wild shouts"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
6.wild - without a basis in reason or fact; "baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy"
unsupported - not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid; "unsupported accusations"
7.wild - talking or behaving irrationally; "a raving lunatic"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
8.wild - involving risk or danger; "skydiving is a hazardous sport"; "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"; "a wild financial scheme"
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
9.wild - fanciful and unrealistic; foolish; "a fantastic idea of his own importance"
unrealistic - not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels"
10.wild - located in a dismal or remote areawild - located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
inhospitable - unfavorable to life or growth; "the barren inhospitable desert"; "inhospitable mountain areas"
11.wild - intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with; "crazy about cars and racing"; "he is potty about her"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"
12.wild - without civilizing influenceswild - without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"
noncivilised, noncivilized - not having a high state of culture and social development
13.wild - (of the elements) as if showing violent angerwild - (of the elements) as if showing violent anger; "angry clouds on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea"
stormy - (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas"
Adv.1.wild - in an uncontrolled and rampant manner; "weeds grew rampantly around here"
2.wild - in a wild or undomesticated manner; "growing wild"; "roaming wild"

wild

adjective
1. untamed, fierce, savage, ferocious, unbroken, feral, undomesticated, free, warrigal (Austral. literary) The organization is calling for a total ban on the trade of wild animals.
untamed broken, tame, domesticated
2. uncultivated, natural, native, indigenous The lane was lined with wild flowers.
uncultivated planted, farmed, cultivated
3. desolate, empty, desert, deserted, virgin, lonely, uninhabited, godforsaken, uncultivated, uncivilized, trackless, unpopulated one of the few wild areas remaining in the South East
desolate urban, inhabited, populated, civilized
4. stormy, violent, rough, intense, raging, furious, howling, choppy, tempestuous, blustery The recent wild weather has caused millions of pounds' worth of damage.
5. excited, mad (informal), crazy (informal), eager, nuts (slang), enthusiastic, raving, frantic, daft (informal), frenzied, hysterical, avid, potty (Brit. informal), delirious, agog The children were wild with excitement.
excited uninterested, unenthusiastic
7. mad (informal), furious, fuming, infuriated, incensed, enraged, very angry, irate, livid (informal), in a rage, on the warpath (informal), hot under the collar (informal), beside yourself When I told him what I had done, he was wild.
9. dishevelled, disordered, untidy, unkempt, tousled, straggly, windblown They were alarmed by his wild hair and staring eyes.
10. passionate, mad (informal), ardent, fervent, zealous, fervid She's just wild about him.
11. uncivilized, fierce, savage, primitive, rude, ferocious, barbaric, brutish, barbarous the wild tribes which still roam the northern plains with their horse herds
uncivilized advanced, civilized
plural noun
1. wilderness, desert, wasteland, middle of nowhere (informal), backwoods, back of beyond (informal), uninhabited area They went canoeing in the wilds of Canada.
run wild
1. grow unchecked, spread, ramble, straggle The front garden is running wild.
2. go on the rampage, stray, rampage, run riot, cut loose, run free, kick over the traces, be undisciplined, abandon all restraint She lets her children run wild.

wild

adjective
1. In a primitive state; not domesticated or cultivated; produced by nature:
2. Of or relating to wild animals:
6. Marked by extreme excitement, confusion, or agitation:
Archaic: madding.
7. Violently disturbed or agitated, as by storms:
noun
An uninhabited region left in its natural state:
Translations
بَرِيّجامِحعاصِف، هائِجغاضِب، مُسْتَشيط غَضَباغَيْر سَوي، غَيْر مَوثوق
divoký
vildstormfulduberørtuopdyrket
villi
divlji
vad
brjálæîislegur, óhugsaîurbrjálaîurfrumstæîur, án siîmenningarhamslausóbyggîur, óræktaîur
野生の
야생의
galvos netekęskaip be galvoslaukiniai paukščiainatūralioje aplinkojeneapgyventas
aklsmežonīgsneapgūtsneapstrādātsnepamatots
bezmedznýneobrábaný
divjina sleponorrazburjen
vild
ไม่เชื่อง
azgınboşçılgınçılgınca deliceçok öfkeli
hoang dã

wild

[waɪld]
A. ADJ (wilder (compar) (wildest (superl)))
1. (= not domesticated)
1.1. [animal, bird] → salvaje; (= fierce) → feroz
wild duckpato m salvaje
wild horses wouldn't drag me theretendrían que llevarme a rastras, no iría ni por todo el oro del mundo
1.2. [plant] → silvestre
wild flowersflores fpl silvestres
wild strawberriesfresas fpl silvestres
to sow one's wild oatscorrerla
1.3. [countryside] → salvaje, agreste
a wild stretch of coastlineun tramo salvaje or agreste de costa
2. (= stormy) [wind] → furioso, violento; [weather] → tormentoso; [sea] → bravo
it was a wild nightfue una noche tormentosa or de tormenta
3. (= unrestrained, disorderly) [party] → loco; [enthusiasm] → desenfrenado; [hair] → revuelto; [appearance] → desastrado; [look, eyes] → de loco
he invited a bunch of his wild friends roundinvitó a un grupo de amigos locos
he had a wild youthhizo muchas locuras en su juventud
we had some wild times together¡hicimos cada locura juntos!
wild and woolly a member of some wild and woolly activist groupun miembro de un grupo de esos de activistas locos
4. (emotionally)
4.1. (= angry) it drives or makes me wildme saca de quicio
he went wild when he found outse puso como loco cuando se enteró
to be wild with sbestar furioso con algn
4.2. (= distraught) I was wild with jealousyestaba loco de celos
4.3. (= ecstatic) [cheers, applause] → exaltado, apasionado
to be wild about sth/sb: he's just wild about Ingaestá loco por Inga
I'm not exactly wild about the ideano es que la idea me entusiasme demasiado
Anthea drives men wild with desireAnthea vuelve a los hombres locos de deseo
the crowd went wild (with excitement)la multitud se puso loca de entusiasmo
to be wild with joyestar loco de alegría
5. (= crazy, rash) [idea, plan, rumour] → descabellado, disparatado
it's a wild exaggerationes una enorme exageración
they made some wild promiseshicieron unas promesas disparatadas
they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreamshan tenido más éxito del que jamás habían soñado
never in my wildest dreams did I imagine winning this muchnunca imaginé, ni soñando, que ganaría tanto
6. (= haphazard) it's just a wild guessno es más que una conjetura al azar or una suposición muy aventurada
I made a wild guessdije lo primero que se me vino a la cabeza
7. (Cards) aces are wildlos ases sirven de comodines
B. ADV
1. to grow wildcrecer en estado silvestre
2. to run wild
2.1. (= roam freely) [animal] → correr libremente; [child] → corretear libremente
2.2. (= get out of control) the garden had run wildlas plantas del jardín habían crecido de forma descontrolada
Molly has let that girl run wildMolly ha dejado que esa niña haga lo que quiera
you've let your imagination run wildte has dejado llevar por la imaginación
the inevitable result of fanaticism run wildla inevitable consecuencia del fanatismo desenfrenado
C. N
1. the wild: animals caught in the wildanimales capturados en su hábitat natural
untended fields returning to the wildcampos descuidados que vuelven a su estado silvestre
the call of the wildel atractivo de lo salvaje or de la naturaleza
2. the wildstierras fpl inexploradas
the wilds of Canadalas tierras inexploradas de Canadá
to live out in the wilds (hum) → vivir en el quinto pino
they live out in the wilds of Berkshireviven en lo más remoto de Berkshire
D. CPD wild beast Nfiera f, bestia f salvaje
wild boar Njabalí m
wild card N (Comput, Cards) → comodín m (Sport) invitación para participar en un torneo a pesar de no reunir los requisitos establecidos
the wild card in the picture is Eastern Europela gran incógnita dentro de este conjunto es Europa Oriental
wild cherry Ncereza f silvestre
wild child N (Brit) → adolescente mf rebelde
wild goose chase N he sent me off on a wild goose chaseme mandó de la Ceca a la Meca
it proved to be a wild goose chaseresultó ser una búsqueda inútil
wild rice Narroz m silvestre
the Wild West Nel oeste americano

wild

[ˈwaɪld]
adj
(= existing in the wild) [animal] → sauvage
(= natural, uncultivated) [land] → sauvage
[sea, weather] → déchaîné(e)
(= uncontrolled, unpredictable) [boy, people] → tout-fou; [girl] → fofolle; [idea] → fou(folle); [life] → tumultueux/euse
She's a bit wild → Elle est un peu tout-fou.
I used to hang out with a pretty wild crowd → Je traînais avec une bande de jeunes plutôt tout-fous à l'époque.
wild with sth → fou de qch(folle)
(= crazy) [eyes, expression] → hagard(e)
He looked at me with wild eyes → Il me regarda, l'œil hagard.
[claim, accusation] → fantaisiste
(= angry) → hors de soi, furieux/euse
to go wild → piquer sa crise
(= enthusiastic) [applause, cheers] → frénétique
to go wild → se déchaîner
to be wild about sth → être emballé(e) par qch
I'm not wild about the idea → Je ne suis pas emballé par cette idée.
to be wild about sb → être fou de qn(folle)
a wild guess → une supposition au hasard
to take a wild guess → essayer de deviner
He took a wild guess → Il a essayé de deviner.
adv
to run wild [child] → prendre ses aises; [garden, plants] → tomber en friche
n
in the wild → à l'état sauvage wilds
nplpleine nature fwild boar nsanglier mwild card n (in computing)caractère m de remplacement

wild

adj (+er)
(= not domesticated, not civilized)wild; peopleunzivilisiert; garden, woodverwildert; flowerswild wachsend; wild animalsTiere plin freier Wildbahn; the wild animals of Northern EuropeTiere plNordeuropas, die Tierwelt Nordeuropas; a lion is a wild animalder Löwe lebt in freier Wildbahn; the plant in its wild statedie Pflanze im Naturzustand
(= stormy) weather, wind, searau, stürmisch
(= excited, frantic, unruly, riotous)wild (→ with vor +dat); (= disordered) hairwirr, unordentlich; joy, desireunbändig
(inf: = angry) → wütend (→ with, at mit, auf +acc), → rasend; it drives or makes me wilddas macht mich ganz wild or rasend; to get wildwild werden (inf)
(inf: = very keen) to be wild about somebody/somethingauf jdn/etw wild or scharf (inf)or versessen sein; to be wild to do something (esp US) → wild or scharf (inf)or versessen darauf sein, etw zu tun
(= rash, extravagant)verrückt; promiseunüberlegt; exaggerationmaßlos, wild; allegationwild; fluctuationsstark; expectations, imagination, fancieskühn; never in my wildest dreamsauch in meinen kühnsten Träumen nicht
(= wide of the mark, erratic)Fehl-; spellingunsicher; wild throwFehlwurf m; wild shotFehlschuss m; it was just/he took a wild guesses war/er hatte nur so (wild) drauflosgeraten
(Cards) → beliebig verwendbar
(inf: = fantastic, great) film, concert etctoll (inf)
adv
(= in the natural state) growwild; runfrei; to let one’s imagination run wildseiner Fantasie or Phantasie (dat)freien Lauf lassen; the roses/the children have run wilddie Rosen/die Kinder sind verwildert; he lets his kids run wild (pej)er lässt seine Kinder auf der Straße aufwachsen; in the country the kids can run wildauf dem Land kann man die Kinder einfach laufen or herumspringen lassen
(= without aim) shootins Blaue, drauflos; (= off the mark) go, throwdaneben
nWildnis f; in the wildin der Wildnis, in freier Wildbahn; the call of the wildder Ruf der Wildnis; the wildsdie Wildnis; out in the wilds (hum: = not in the city) → auf dem platten Lande (inf), → jwd (inf); out in the wilds of Berkshireim hintersten Berkshire

wild

:
wild boar
nWildschwein nt
wildcard
adj attr (Comput) wild characterJokerzeichen nt, → Platzhalter m
wild card
n (Comput) → Wildcard f, → Platzhalter m
wildcat
n
(Zool) → Wildkatze f
(inf: = woman) → Wildkatze f
(US inf) (Comm: = risky venture) → gewagte or riskante Sache; (= trial oil well)Probe- or Versuchsbohrung f
adj attr (= risky)riskant, gewagt; wild companySchwindelfirma f
wildcat strike
wild child
n (Brit) → Wildfang m
wild duck
nWildente f

wild

:
wild-eyed
adj personwild dreinblickend attr; lookwild
wildfire
n to spread like wildsich wie ein Lauffeuer ausbreiten
wildfowl
n no plWildgeflügel nt
wild garlic
n (Bot) → Bärlauch m
wild goose
nWildgans f
wild-goose chase
nfruchtloses Unterfangen, Wolpertingerjagd f (S Ger); to send somebody out on a wildjdn für nichts und wieder nichts losschicken
wildlife
ndie Tierwelt; wild sanctuary or parkWildschutzgebiet nt, → Wildreservat nt
wildlifer
nNaturschützer(in) m(f)

wild

:
wild oat
nWindhafer m ? oat
wild silk
nWildseide f
wildwater
nWildwasser nt
Wild West
n the wildder Wilde Westen

wild

[waɪld]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (not domesticated, animal, plant) → selvatico/a; (horse) → brado/a; (countryside) → selvaggio/a
in its wild state → allo stato selvatico
to grow wild (plant) → crescere incolto/a
wild horses wouldn't make me tell you (fig) → non riuscirai a cavarmelo neanche con la forza
to sow one's wild oats (fig) → correre la cavallina
b. (rough, wind, weather) → violento/a; (sea, night) → tempestoso/a
c. (unrestrained, disorderly, child) → turbolento/a; (appearance, look) → selvaggio/a; (eyes) → sbarrato/a; (hair) → incolto/a
to lead a wild life → fare una vita sregolata
to run wild (children) → scatenarsi
d. (fam) (angry) → fuori di sé
wild with indignation → fuori di sé dall'indignazione
it makes me wild → mi manda su tutte le furie
e. (fam) (enthusiastic) to be wild aboutandare pazzo/a per
to be wild with joy → essere fuori di sé dalla gioia
I'm not wild about the idea → non è che l'idea mi faccia impazzire
to go wild (with) → non stare più in sé (da)
the audience went wild → la folla andò in delirio
f. (rash, extravagant, idea) → folle; (laughter) → sguaiato/a; (erratic, shot, guess) → azzardato/a
it's a wild exaggeration → è una grossa esagerazione
you've let your imagination run wild → hai lavorato troppo di fantasia
2. n the wildla natura
to live out in the wilds (hum) → vivere a casa del diavolo

wild

(waild) adjective
1. (of animals) not tamed. wolves and other wild animals.
2. (of land) not cultivated.
3. uncivilized or lawless; savage. wild tribes.
4. very stormy; violent. a wild night at sea; a wild rage.
5. mad, crazy, insane etc. wild with hunger; wild with anxiety.
6. rash. a wild hope.
7. not accurate or reliable. a wild guess.
8. very angry.
ˈwildly adverb
ˈwildness noun
ˈwildfire: spread like wildfire
(of eg news) to spread extremely fast.
ˈwildfowl noun plural
wild birds, especially water birds such as ducks, geese etc.
ˌwild-ˈgoose chase
an attempt to catch or find something one cannot possibly obtain.
ˈwildlife noun
wild animals, birds, insects etc collectively. to protect wildlife.
in the wild
(of an animal) in its natural surroundings. Young animals have to learn to look after themselves in the wild.
the wilds
the uncultivated areas (of a country etc). They're living out in the wilds of Australia somewhere.
the Wild Westwest

wild

بَرِيّ divoký vild wild άγριος salvaje villi sauvage divlji selvaggio 野生の 야생의 wild vill dziki selvagem дикий vild ไม่เชื่อง yabani hoang dã 野性的

wild

adj (animal) salvaje, (plant) silvestre
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Roderigo rent his chains asunder manfully, and Hugo died in agonies of remorse and arsenic, with a wild, "Ha
It was always the same, beginning with kisses and ending, after strange wild emotions, with peace and then sobbing repentance.
She might take a notion to come home unexpectedly, and, though she is a dear, good soul, she doesn't altogether approve of my going off on these wild trips with you, Tom Swift.
Perhaps the glide of long railway travel was still with me, for more than anything else I felt motion in the landscape; in the fresh, easy-blowing morning wind, and in the earth itself, as if the shaggy grass were a sort of loose hide, and underneath it herds of wild buffalo were galloping, galloping .
Day after day she looked fearfully into the child's expanding nature, ever dreading to detect some dark and wild peculiarity that should correspond with the guiltiness to which she owed her being.
When a new-hatched savage running wild about his native woodlands in a grass clout, followed by the nibbling goats, as if he were a green sapling; even then, in Queequeg's ambitious soul, lurked a strong desire to see something more of Christendom than a specimen whaler or two.
Where they once dug for money, But never found any; Where sometimes Martial Miles Singly files, And Elijah Wood, I fear for no good: No other man, Save Elisha Dugan-- O man of wild habits, Partridges and rabbits Who hast no cares Only to set snares, Who liv'st all alone, Close to the bone And where life is sweetest Constantly eatest.
She was really a little gold-haired blue-eyed dryad, whose true home was a wild white cherry-tree that grew in some scattered woodland behind the old country-house of my boyhood.
After that he was taken off timber-hauling, and employed, with a few score other elephants who were trained to the business, in helping to catch wild elephants among the Garo hills.
Several times I was attacked by wild beasts; strange, uncouth monstrosities that leaped upon me in the dark, so that I had ever to grasp my long-sword in my hand that I might be ready for them.
Departure from Fort Osage Modes of transportation Pack- horses Wagons Walker and Cerre; their characters Buoyant feelings on launching upon the prairies Wild equipments of the trappers Their gambols and antics Difference of character between the American and French trappers Agency of the Kansas General Clarke White Plume, the Kansas chief Night scene in a trader's camp Colloquy between White Plume and the captain Bee- hunters Their expeditions Their feuds with the Indians Bargaining talent of White Plume
At their hospitable boards I occasionally met with partners, and clerks, and hardy fur traders from the interior posts; men who had passed years remote from civilized society, among distant and savage tribes, and who had wonders to recount of their wide and wild peregrinations, their hunting exploits, and their perilous adventures and hair-breadth escapes among the Indians.