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wild

1. (of animals) living independently of man; not domesticated or tame
2. (of plants) growing in a natural state; not cultivated
3. living in a savage or uncivilized way
4. (of a card, such as a joker or deuce in some games) able to be given any value the holder pleases
5. a desolate, uncultivated, or uninhabited region
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To preserve wild animals implies generally the creation of a forest for them to dwell in or resort to.
Kala Nag hit the new elephant in the ribs and knocked the wind out of him, as Big Toomai said, "We have swept the hills of wild elephants at the last catch.
None was more stealthy in the mimic hunt, none more ferocious than he in the wild ferocity of the attack, none who leaped so high into the air in the Dance of Death.
He learned where the wild deer, in their season, were to be found; when they raided the prune-orchard, the vineyards, and the apple-trees; when they sought the deepest canyons and most secret coverts; and when they stamped out in open glades and on bare hillsides and crashed and clattered their antlers together in combat.
But he was still only a part-grown puppy, and stronger than the call either of man or of the Wild was the call of his mother.
Before the smoke of the discharge had cleared away I heard a loud savage cry--a scream like that of a wild animal--and flinging his gun upon the ground Morgan sprang away and ran swiftly from the spot.
Three months later the doughty cowmen confessed he was too much for them and telegraphed his father to come and take the wild man away.
I do not believe, as we shall presently see, that all our dogs have descended from any one wild species; but, in the case of some other domestic races, there is presumptive, or even strong, evidence in favour of this view.
They had previously folded up in small parcels of leaves, pieces of beef, fish, ripe and unripe bananas, and the tops of the wild arum.
It was the menacing truce that marks the meeting of wild beasts that prey.
My wild wisdom became pregnant on the lonesome mountains; on the rough stones did she bear the youngest of her young.
No railroads had yet penetrated this wild region, and the way south grew wilder and wilder.