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  • adj. Living and roaming freely in nature; not domesticated etc.
  • adj. at large


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  • The last bird confirmed in the wild was shot dead in Sargents, Ohio, on March 24, 1900.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Their counterparts may be seen today in the wild scenes of excitement so common in the religious revivals of certain sects, where the believers, under the influence of noisy, soul-stirring exhortations, become seized with religious frenzy, dance, shout, fall into cataleptic fits, and think they see visions and hear Divine assurances of being saved.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • I told you yesternight: there's a franklin in the wild of Kent hath brought three hundred marks with him in gold: I heard him tell it to one of his company last night at supper; a kind of auditor; one that hath abundance of charge too, God knows what.

    The First Part of King Henry IV

  • The docile trees lining the medians had cute little cages around them and nothing in common with their cousins in the wild forests upsquare.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • Catch-n-keep is what the Caribbean folks called the prickly weed that grows in the wild down here.

    Magic City

  • Energy-efficient appliances that save consumers money, organic foods that make them feel healthier, gourmet ice cream thats tastier because its made with cream from cows with access to lots of pasture, salmon thats more delectable because it was caught in the wild rather than brought up in pens, and free-range eggs that make consumers feel more secure against salmonella may all be worth the higher price consumers pay for them.

    Creative Capitalism

  • Kondo-san, after all, had seen talent in the wild street-boy, aggression, perhaps even a future.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • When she recalled those interludes in the wild when hed caressed and licked her body, teasing her to a fever pitch again and again, she no longer grew outragedshe grew aroused.

    Kiss of a Demon King

  • We were looking at the progeny of 375 promising-looking trees selected in the wild walnut forests of the Ferghana Valley by Dr Hemery.


  • As far as anyone knew, Don Pachico was the first person ever to touch a gray whale in the wild and live to tell about it.

    Make Your Life Prime Time


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  • I had a math teacher in high school who used this one to discuss how we might one day encounter the topics outside of academia. ("When you encounter arctan in the wild, just be careful to ...")

    December 13, 2006