wild-and-woolly

wild′-and-wool′ly



adj.
unrestrained; lawless: a wild-and-woolly frontier town.
[1885–90; perhaps orig. referring to range-bred cattle]
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Long's stablemate, Bristolian Danny Gwilym, was jubilant when he picked up a rare win, out-pointing debut-making Adam Wilcox, a former cage fighter from Cross Hands, whose wild-and-woolly style reflected his background.