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  • At a spot about three miles from the town this turns into a little hill, the top of which is held sacred by the natives, shaded by some fine trees, and inhabited by a colony of squirrels which have become half-tame.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • There was, in fact, one of the bird feeders that the bird watchers maintained in this little bit of half-tame wilderness, and when they finished their food, Eric watched some sort of tiny birds flitting to and from it.

    Spirits White As Lightning

  • Lan heeled her, a half-tame wolf, the cloak hanging down his back all disturbing ripples of color and nothingness.

    The Fires of Heaven

  • Half-wild, half-tame sheep hybrids have existed on a ranch in southern Utah for the past decade.

    1 Microcattle

  • Although he was the talk of the town for a few months in 1800, he had been forgotten by the time he died, half-tame and mute, in 1828.

    Hunting for Humanity

  • Wales, where there are no railroads, merely for the purpose of standing in a ride and knocking over a certain quantity of half-tame fowls.

    Kate Coventry An Autobiography

  • They consider it a good deed to scatter grain to pigeons and other birds, and often have a large number of half-tame birds about their villages.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • Lolos, "half-tame wild men," employed by merchants and others to guard this rather dangerous place where the trail approached somewhat closely the territory of the independent Lolos.

    A Wayfarer in China Impressions of a trip across West China and Mongolia

  • They visualised days of sunshine on the water, chugging to and from tiny islands inhabited by half-tame birds, picnicking hungrily in the breeze, sitting on rocks with their feet dangling in the clear water.

    The Sea of Adventure

  • And in the massive corral beyond town forty half-tame unicorns trampled the ground and hated the world, wanting to kill something.

    Space Prison

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