from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The wild, unfrequented woods; a forest.
  • Belonging to wild, uncultivated, or unfrequented woods.


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  • Her treachery alone could be relied upon, and her wild-wood amours attested her general depravity.


  • Perhaps they sensed his wild-wood breed, and instinctively felt for him the enmity that the domestic dog feels for the wolf.

    The Outcast

  • But when they came aland they made their ship fast, and then they rode awhile on their noble steeds through the murk wild-wood.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Then he went home at evening tide and says that Bredi had ridden away from him into the wild-wood.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • But she looked so lovely in the green world about her, her pink cheeks, her simple light dress, and the delicate flexibility of her movement acquired such rarity from their wild-wood setting, that his eyes kindled as he drew near.

    The Woodlanders

  • And yet I was not out of place, here in the wild-wood.

    Drums of Autumn

  • The wild jasmine, the passion flower, the sensitive plant, lovely violets and many other blossoms were torn from their wild-wood home to decorate the brows of children and teacher, while the forest echoed their merry shouts and songs.

    Bond and Free: A Tale of the South

  • When light is on the wild-wood stream, and wind is on the brow;

    The Lord of the Rings

  • She had proceeded some distance, and the sun whose dim approach was only heralded by a few faint streaks of light when she set out, was now pouring a flood of light through the interstices of the forest, when her attention was suddenly arrested by the appearance of two horsemen wending their way amid the intricacies of the wild-wood.

    Eveline Mandeville The Horse Thief Rival

  • I pictured "the orchard, the meadow, the deep tangled wild-wood and every loved spot" the judge well knew.

    Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures


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