Wild animals


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WILD ANIMALS. Animals in a state of nature; animals ferae naturae. Vide Animals; Ferae naturae.

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As he himself would have it so, they gave him some food for the wild animals, and led him down to the tower.
For many years they lived peacefully and happily in this sheltered place, never leaving it except to hunt the wild animals, which served them both for food and clothes.
But the one thing he was not afraid of was wild animals of the most ferocious sorts, such as lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars.
Because of the safety in the Sea Valley, which was because of the wall and the watchers and the guards, and because there was food in plenty for all without having to fight for it, many families came in from the coast valleys on both sides and from the high back mountains where they had lived more like wild animals than men.
This decrease, no doubt, must be partly owing to the introduction of spirits, to European diseases (even the milder ones of which, such as the measles, [1] prove very destructive), and to the gradual extinction of the wild animals.
With the automatic swiftness of a wild animal the black gathered himself to spring.
Toto had been looking with great curiosity in the hole which the boy was digging, and growing more and more excited every minute, perhaps thinking that Button-Bright was after some wild animal.
But now and then there came a deep growl from some wild animal hidden among the trees.
At first I thought he was a wild animal, because he wore around his waist and over his shoulders a ragged piece of bearskin.
It was a wild animal fight; the strong trampled the weak, and the strong, he had already discovered,--men like Dowsett, and Letton, and Guggenhammer,--were not necessarily the best.
Looking round like some little wild animal at the grown-up big people with her bright black eyes, she smiled, unmistakably pleased at their admiring her, and holding her legs sideways, she pressed vigorously on her arms, and rapidly drew her whole back up after, and then made another step forward with her little arms.
she cried at length, in desperation, her large eyes staring at him like those of a wild animal.