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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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in the wild

Something still in use or available to the public. For example, "audio formats in the wild" means all the audio file formats that are still in current use. When a tweet, video or other post has been published, it may also be said it is in the wild.

Viruses in the Wild
The phrase often refers to viruses that have not been contained. Although tens of thousands of viruses have been unleashed, most of them have been eradicated and exist only in computer labs for research purposes. However, at any given time, there may be a couple hundred viruses that are still "in the wild," contaminating computer systems of unsuspecting users. For more information, visit The WildList Organization International at www.wildlist.org.

wild cards

Symbols used to represent any value when selecting specific files. In DOS, Windows and Unix, the asterisk (*) represents any collection of characters, and the question mark (?) represents a single character. In SQL, the percent sign (%) and underscore (_) are used for matching text. Note the following examples:

DOS and Windows (case insensitive)

 *.gif    .gif or .GIF extension

 a*.gif   beginning with "a" or "A"

 boot.*   all files named "BooT"
           any mix upper/lower case

 *.d*     extensions starting with
           "d" or "D"

 ?abc     1ABC, 2abc, etc.

 ??abc    10ABC, xxabc, etc.


 Windows only (case insensitive)

 *t.jpg   JPEG files ending with "T"


 Unix only (case sensitive)

 *.jpg    .jpg extension

 *.JPG    .JPG extension

 a*.jpg   beginning with "a"

 A*.jpg   beginning with "A"

 boot.*   all files named "boot"

 BOOT.*   all files named "BOOT"

 ?abc     1abc, xabc, etc.

 ??ABC    10ABC, XXABC, etc.


 SQL

 Good%    begining with "Good"

 _bcd     any name followed by "bcd"
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At the end is a Swampy Cree pronunciation guide and list of vocabulary words along with a delicious recipe for wild blueberry jam, with maple syrup and wild mint in it.
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At every tree planted in the sidewalk, in every stretch of grass along the road, and finally in the middle of Tahrir Square, the group gleefully hurled the balls full of barley, peas, and wild mint.
Also inaugurated in 1921 were the Broadway Novices' (now RSA) Chase, won by Habton, and the Queen Mary Stakes, won by Wild Mint.
Some of us make cookies, preserve pears, and dry wild mint, while others stand by and make us laugh.
What would Don Policarpo think of Chicza Rainforest Gum with trendy flavors like "wild mint" and "heirloom lime," made by the Consorcio Chiclero cooperatives of Chetumal and sold in Europe for a price that could easily have bought him a new pair of pants every day?
Examples of botanicals from Arabic ethnic tradition include caper, wild mint, nettle, cumin, lady's mantle, salt bush and black cumin.
With 16 evocative scents to choose from including Meadow, Vine Tomato, Wild Mint and Hyacinth at only pounds 12 each, there's no need to shy away from a little eco luxury.