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  • n. Plural form of wild animal.


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  • The witch's tree was distracted by an infestation of large bugs or wild animals in its foliage and wouldn't answer Grundy's query.

    Dragon on a Pedestal

  • But the one thing he was not afraid of was wild animals of the most ferocious sorts, such as lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars.


  • He never used a fire, and, clothed in a goats 'hair garment, was perhaps the first of those Boscoi, or “browsing hermits,” who lived literally like the wild animals in the flesh, while they tried to live like angels in the spirit.

    The Hermits

  • The Kagonesti were little better than savages, living like wild animals in the forest.

    Father Swarat

  • In 1965, a study of urban schoolchildren showed that students were barely concerned with nuclear war or germs, the predominating dangers depicted by the media; 80 percent named wild animals as their greatest fear, mainly lions and tigers and bears.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Very powerful to attract wild animals must have been the good hermits 'habit of sitting motionless for hours, till (as with St. Guthlac) the swallows sat and sang upon his knee; and of moving slowly and gently at his work, till

    The Hermits

  • All the girls drew onward to the spot where the cows were grazing in the farther mead, the bevy advancing with the bold grace of wild animals -- the reckless unchastened motion of women accustomed to unlimited space -- in which they abandoned themselves to the air as a swimmer to the wave.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • But more than once, stealing into the room, when it was her watch off, she would catch the two men glaring ferociously at each other, wild animals the pair of them, in Hans's face the lust to kill, in Dennin's the fierceness and savagery of the cornered rat.


  • Consequently, we file together animals, and within the animal fact category, wemight subdivide into wild animals and pets, then within the pet folder we subcategorize into gerbils, parakeets, dogs, and cats.

    A Mind at a Time


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