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The bulls have been tamed and yoked; the field has been plowed; the dragon's teeth have been sown broadcast, and harrowed into the soil; the crop of armed warriors have sprung up, and they have slain one another, to the last man.
The Thurians do domesticate the colossal lidi, traversing the great Lidi Plains upon the backs of these gro-tesque and stupendous monsters, and possibly there may also be other, far-distant peoples within the great world, who have tamed others of the wild things of jungle, plain or mountain.
I have seen a good many lions tamed," he reminded her.
Wolf or dog, it's all the same--he's ben tamed 'ready.
The bird-trap was quite empty, as he had caught nothing, and he had to kill a pied Partridge, which he had tamed for a decoy.
He tamed some hares and made them famous in his verse.
Mrs Squeers chuckled vastly on the receipt of these flattering compliments, and said, she hoped she had tamed a high spirit or two in her day.
When, on the one hand, we see domesticated animals and plants, though often weak and sickly, yet breeding quite freely under confinement; and when, on the other hand, we see individuals, though taken young from a state of nature, perfectly tamed, long-lived, and healthy (of which I could give numerous instances), yet having their reproductive system so seriously affected by unperceived causes as to fail in acting, we need not be surprised at this system, when it does act under confinement, acting not quite regularly, and producing offspring not perfectly like their parents or variable.
Who roams the mountain free, are tamed by his infinite art;
He tamed two snakes last half, and used to carry them about in his pocket; and I'll be bound he's got some hedgehogs and rats in his cupboard now, and no one knows what besides.
His had softened during the many generations since the day his last wild ancestor was tamed by a cave-dweller or river man.
And the magician who has wrought this wonderful transformation-- the foreign husband who has tamed this once wayward English woman till her own relations hardly know her again--the Count himself?