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(of animals and plants) existing in a wild or uncultivated state, esp after being domestic or cultivated


2 Archaic,
Astrology associated with death
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(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Feral is a term used to refer to a wild animal. “Feral signs” is an older designation, similar to the term bestial signs. In traditional astrology, the Moon was also sometimes said to be feral when it was void of course.

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The decision to dismiss the case was in error because the superior court judge did not reach a finding as to whether the Goldbergers' tenants cared for and controlled the feral cats that "accessed" their property.
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Due to the number and elusiveness of feral cats, this is a difficult goal, but cat lovers and scientists continue to try to find a way to help as many animals as possible.
"They may not use the equipment that's right for them, but they will get a chance to look at the technology." Washburn tries to get within 50 yards of the feral hogs.
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The spokesman for Coventry Cat Group added: "Benji is now recovering in our isolation unit until he can go back to the lady who has been feeding this gorgeous semi feral boy since Christmas.
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India, May 14 -- About a dozen hapless children have been killed in the recent past by feral dogs in Sitapur district, adjoining Lucknow in U.P.
Summary: Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 10 (ANI): As feral dogs continue to threaten innocent lives in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur, a team of four scientists from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) reached the district on Wednesday to probe the matter.
Sohar: Animal welfare group Tiger By The Tail conducted Sohar's first-ever trap, neuter, release (TNR) campaign recently, in an attempt to reduce the number of feral cats in the city.