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Wild-goose Chase

A hunt after a mare's nest. This chase has two defects: First, it is very hard to catch the goose; and, secondly, it is of very little worth when it is …

Sheep

Ram or tup, the sire; ewe, the dam; lamb, the new-born sheep till it is weaned, when it is called a hogget; the tup-lamb being a “tup-hogget,” and the ewe-lamb a “ewe-hogg…

Richard Burton: Black Sheep

Black SheepRichard BurtonFrom their folded mates they wander far, Their ways seem harsh and wild; They follow the beck of a baleful star, Their paths are dream-beguiled.Yet haply they sought…

Wild Huntsman

The German tradition is that a spectral hunter with dogs frequents the Black Forest to chase the wild animals. ( Sir Walter …

Wild Children

(1) Peter the Wild Boy. (See above.) (2) Mlle. Lablane, found by the villagers of Soigny, near Châlons, in 1731; she died at Paris in 1785, at the …

Chase

(A). A small deer-forest held, for the most part, by a private individual, and protected only by common law. Forests are royal prerogatives, protected by the “Forest Laws.” …

Wilde

Director:Brian GilbertWriter:Julian MitchellDirector of Photography:Martin FuhrerEditor:Michael BradsellMusic:Debbie WisemanProduction Designer:Maria DjurkovicProducers:Marc Samuelson and Pete…

Wilde

A John or Johnny Wilde is one who wears himself to skin and bone to add house to house and barn to barn. The tale is that John Wilde, of Rodenkerchen, i…

Wild

(Jonathan), the detective, born at Wolverhampton, in Staffordshire. He brought to the gallows thirty-five highwaymen, twenty-two housebreakers, and ten …

Dolly the Sheep

Dolly was history's first cloned mammal. In February of 1997 it was announced that the biotechnology firm PPL Therapeutics and the Roslin Institute of Edinburgh, Scotland had successfully cloned a she…