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savage

mod. excellent. (Collegiate.) Man, Fred is a totally savage guy.
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The alarmed colonists believed that the yells of the savages mingled with every fitful gust of wind that issued from the interminable forests of the west.
The barbarous savage nations of Shawanese, Cherokees, Wyandots, Tawas, Delawares, and several others near Detroit, united in a war against us, and assembled their choicest warriors at old Chelicothe, to go on the expedition, in order to destroy us, and entirely depopulate the country.
Occasionally he fell in with Akut and his tribe, hunting with them for a day or two; or he might travel to the hill country where the baboons had come to accept him as a matter of course; but most of all was he with Tantor, the elephant--the great gray battle ship of the jungle--the super-dreadnaught of his savage world.
Between Europeans and savages, it is proper for the Europeans to parry sharply, not to attack.
Even the savage heart of the Blackfoot chief was reached by this noble deed.
These are inhabited by as many distinct tribes of savages, who, although speaking kindred dialects of a common language, and having the same religion and laws, have from time immemorial waged hereditary warfare against each other.
Otherwise," added another of the officers, "how could he have lived a sufficient length of time among the savage denizens of the jungle, brute and human, to have become proficient in woodcraft, or in the use of African weapons.
It was all that he could do, hoping that chance might send the point into the savage heart as he went down beneath the great body.
His savage eyes blazed into the direction from which the wind had borne down the warning to him and a moment later the grasses at one side of the clearing parted and Numa, the lion, strode majestically into view.
The young Englishman's first intimation of danger was a chorus of savage yells from the forest behind him.
The barest fraction of a second before his spring another beast of prey above him leaped, its weird and savage cry mingling with his.
Now the power of the crafty old Malay extended from one end of this great river on which the long-house lay to the other, and though not all the tribes admitted allegiance to him, yet there were few who would not furnish him with men and boats when he required them; for his piratical cruises carried him often up and down the stream, and with his savage horde it was possible for him to wreak summary and terrible vengeance upon those who opposed him.
When the eyes of the black Manyuema savage fell upon the strange apparition that confronted him with menacing knife they went wide in horror.
The long line of savages advanced a few steps more, their spears poised above their heads, their half-naked forms showing more distinctly as they peered forward through the grey gloom, savage and ferocious.
They are going through the Indian Savage and the Maiden,' said Mrs Crummles.